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Councilman Kevin Faulconer disclosed that his wife’s businesses, which operate downtown, bring in more than $110,000 annually and her catering business conducts a substantial amount of business with venues that are also within his district.
Faulconer’s wife owns Spa Tiki on Harbor Drive and Restaurant Events in the Gaslamp Quarter. He sought advice of whether he should recuse himself from voting on the rezoning of the downtown community last year, but he determined that his wife’s businesses were similarly situated to other downtown establishments and that they would not receive a unique financial gain.
Faulconer also disclosed that Restaurant Events does at least $10,000 of business annually with several venues within the 2nd District that he represents — the Wavehouse, Dick’s Last Resort, Cohn Restaurant Group and Joltin’ Joes.
The councilman also reported receiving poltical contributions of between $1,000 and $10,000 to retire the loan he made to his City Council campaign.
He also stated that he was treated to dinners at the expense of the downtown planners at the Centre City Development Corp., Naval Training Center developer Corky McMillin Cos., Lindbergh Field tenant Jimsair, the San Diego Lodging Industry Association, the Hotel-Motel Association, real estate firm Inca Alta, the Cohn Restaurant Group, the San Diego Downtown Partnership, and Hutchens Public Relations, which lists Wal-Mart, SeaWorld and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce as clients.
You can read Faulconer’s entire disclosure here.