The paparazzi are not only the bottom feeders of the entertainment machine, they also show no concern for your safety, your neighbors, or your tax dollars in their pursuit of a photo of Britney, Lindsay, or Paris. They’ve been documented driving into oncoming traffic, breaking onto private property, and even sneaking onto schoolgrounds. The problem has escalated to the point that city council is considering legislation to restrict their activites. Even if you’re not a celebrity being harrassed by this vile class, city services are being spent to keep things in control.
And then there’s Bradley, until recently Chair of the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council (now an area rep), who Eric of Curbed L.A. described as “the Madonna and the Cher of LA neighborhood politics.” Just how does a lone volunteer with no actual power make it to L.A.’s worst of list? Try attempting to intimidate a critic by towering over her during a council meeting, or confiscating evidence presented to him of his alleged acts of conflicts of interest, or repeatedly insisting that the public isn’t allowed to record neighborhood council meetings in spite of rules to the contrary NC members should be familiar with? Of course, maybe Bradley isn’t the worst of the neighborhood council members – he just has the misfortune that much of his misconduct was found on tape. In short, he’s symbolic of every bad, power hungry neighbor ever to appear in an ABC Movie of the Week. (see the videos of his antics at Curbed)
Poll ends Friday at noon.