Echo Park councilman Eric Garcetti is not only good at tailoring his message to the audience at hand but his wardrobe as well. On Saturday morning, Garcetti wore a short-sleeve, white polo shirt when he spoke to a group of school-age boys and girls gathered for a neighborhood clean up at the north end of Echo Park Lake. It looked like he was dressed in preparation to grab a nearby rake and shovel and clean up some trash. Instead, he changed clothes, events and constituencies without even leaving the park.
A few minutes after the leaving the podium at the community clean up, Garcetti reappeared, this time wearing a long-sleeve, plum-colored, barong-style shirt as he walked in a Filipino religious procession that circled the lake. He had joked earlier with one of the clean-up participants that he kept a tuxedo in his car and other clothing as he hops from event to event.