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I’ve been writing about the lack of funded opposition against making the city of San Diego’s strong mayor form of government permanent.
Well, those in favor have plenty of funding.
Campaign disclosure reports show that strong mayor proponents have spent $318,818.23 since November, and still have $45,489.62 in cash on hand. Filings made after last week’s deadline show an extra $77,300 in donations made.
Who’s providing the money? Here’s a list of some major donors ($5,000-plus) based on campaign financial disclosures:
- Cox Communications, Inc.: $45,720
- Malin Burnham: $35,000
- New Majority California PAC: $34,000
- Tom Sudberry: $25,096.66
- Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation: $25,000
- AT&T California Employee PAC: $17,500
- Bridgepoint Education Inc.: $16,000
- San Diego Association of Realtors: $15,000
- Reforming City Hall with Carl DeMaio: $10,650
- Allied Waste: $10,000
CAC Advisory Services $10,000
- Cricket Communications, Inc.: $10,000
- John Davies: $10,000
- Corky McMillan Companies: $10,000
- Sempra Energy: $10,000
- San Diego Restaurant and Beverage: PAC $10,000
Sycuan Citizens for Good Government $7,000
- Ace Parking: $5,000
- Irwin Jacobs: $5,000
- Joan Jacobs: $5,000
- Manpower, Inc.: $5,000
- OliverMcMillan: $5,000
- Poseidon Resources: $5,000
Update: This post has been updated to reflect contributions made after last week’s filing deadline.
— LIAM DILLON