Where as, NIMBIES supplemented less revenue through their usual sideways, shameful or deceitful election strategies and tactics.
Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop Staff Writer, 3/16/17, "Watchdog group reveals election donors." Developers contribute to City Council race.
|Yep, this is the "watchdog" group. How did their bias become|
the lead Tribune article? Where is the group disclosure,
the explanation on spending, background research, etc.?
Pacifica Progressive Alliance (PPA) focused on out-of-town real estate industry sources that made significant contributions to the 2016 City Council race in a statement sent by PPA member Carlos Davidson.
... The campaign for the library bond accepted many small contributions from individual Pacificans, the largest, $2,000, from Ellen Ron, and from a few groups, Pacifica Library Foundation, a homeowners association and a local Boy Scout troop to raise $25,952. San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley was the only out-of-town resident to make a contribution. The campaign spent money on campaign literature and polling.
.... 'The National Association of Realtors spent $76,408 on the Pacifica City Council race, swamping all other contributors combined. The California Association of Realtors contributed $9,000 and out of town Realtors donated $5,300,' the statement reads." Read article.
Note: The article above does not describe the make-up of the "watchdog group", and there is an attitude in the article that Realtors and developers which create City housing, shopping, business economic solutions are "bad". Really? Really???
Related question. Who and what is "Pacifica Progressive Alliance"? Is this local group related to a broader group. The Pacifica Evening News KPFA-FM, 5/4/16. New Progressive Alliance goes against corporate lobbyists." "A new alliance of progressive advocacy groups is pushing what they call “dream builder legislation.” It’s a package of bills on a range of issues from juvenile justice to health care, the environment, and welfare. They’re working to present an alternative to the pro-business California Chamber of Commerce’s annual list of so-called “job killer bills.” Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento."
Related Google word search, for Carlos Davidson, Pacifica leads to Pacifica's Environmental Family celebrates more than 25 years of environmental Action. Note graphic cartoon image from Windtoonscom Http//farm7staticflickrcom/6175/6 from Nimbies Species (research search).
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