No elected county official received more gifts in 2006 than county Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Greg Smith, who received $2,711 in baseball tickets, gift certificates and cash. That’s more than twice as much as what the next highest elected official received — Supervisor Ron Roberts’ $1,295.97.
Smith received two Padres tickets, valued at $114, from an El Cajon property title company for which he has written an opinion piece about the real-estate market’s upside. That’s according to his statement of economic interests, which was released this week.
In total, Smith received $1,303.50 from groups with ties to the real-estate industry. The Monarch Group, a La Jolla-based real-estate construction firm gave Smith a $290 dugout seat at a Padres game. Prudential California Realty, based in Rancho Santa Fe, gave Smith a $200 gift card to Mister A’s. The San Diego Association of Realtors gave Smith two dinner tickets valued at $170.