Developers and Special Interests Donate Over $110,000 To Fight Against the Yes on N Citizen Group
In recently released Form 497 financial disclosure statements, it has been revealed that as of May 18, 2016 over $110,000.00 in large business donations has been donated to fight against the Yes on N campaign. This is in contrast to the statement of Tai Sunnanon, manager of the No on Measure N campaign, who stated during a May 17 debate that they had collected $65,000 from average Glendale resident paying $25 in donations.
The Form 497 financial disclosure statement is a required filing by the Fair Political Practice Commission for donations in excess of $1,000.00. As of May 18, 2016, The no on n campaign had received $40,000 from Americana on Brand LLC a business entity of Developer Rick Caruso, $60,000 from the “Issue Mobilization Political Action Committee”, $9,990 from Wilson Maryland Mixed used LLC a development currently in construction in Glendale, And $5,000 from Waste Resources Inc, a waste collection company contracted with the city of Glendale. (actual filed forms can be found at the end of this post)
The Glendale Coalition for Better Government, the primary group supporting the Yes on N campaign, is comprised of average Glendale parents and Grandparents donating their time, money, and effort fighting special interest and developers seeking special benefits from their donations. During the past 2 months, the Coalition had placed Over 500 yard signs and counting, distributed and mailed oven 10,000 flyers, setup phone calls, maintained a social media campaign on Facebook, and conducted phone banking and in person canvasing to Glendale residents to inform and educate the public to vote Yes on N.
The Coalition believes that the YES on N will win this election and strongly urges all Glendale residents who have concerns about the influence of funds pouring from outside Glendale to vote YES on N and send a strong message to city elite that Glendale vote can not be bought.
While the average Glendale resident struggles, and continues to struggle, to provide a better future for our children, special interest, developers, and city elite are trying to buy this election to secure the high salary and bloated pension benefits of being able to retire at age 50 with 90% of their last pay. These are obligations that the children of Glendale resident will have to pay for a long time into the future if allowed to continue. Glendale residents are encouraged to visit http://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/2014/glendale/ and learn more about the salary and benefits paid to city employees.