Sierra Madre Police Association ... $2,000
D. Barton Doyle ... $100
Judy Webb-Martin ... $120
Patrick Holland ... $300
John and Marta Capoccia ... $250
Janice Nelson and Doug Hayes ... $250
Robert and Antoinette Buckner ... $200
Jacqueline Pergola ... $200
Charles and Karma Bell ... $150
John and Teri Buchanan ... $150
Edward and Amelia Garcia ... $150
Carol Canterbury ... $100
David Felt ... $150
Jeffrey Dapper ... $200
K. Goldstein Trust ... $100
Kurt and Jasmine Richter Trust $150
Mod: Thank all of them for so generously giving in order to make your taxes higher. Besides, if you can't afford a 10% UUT, what are you doing living here? No cake for you.
Pasadena Star News: Arcadia council candidate gets controversial $26K donation from local developer
Mod: The Pasadena Star News has now picked up on the Bulldozer Bob Harbicht/Ta-Jen Lee campaign donation scandal. For the entire PSN article click here.
ARCADIA: A local developer that has been trying to build on an Arcadia hillside for 15 years has spent $26,850 to support a City Council candidate’s campaign, according to campaign finance records.
Instead of donating directly to Harbicht’s campaign, Nevis Capital LLC, owned by Ta-Jen Lee, routed the money through the California Homeowners Association, a political action committee in Sacramento.
The PAC spent $15,000 on a mailer sent to voters this week asking Arcadians to “bullet vote,” or only cast one vote for Harbicht, even though there are two seats open. The PAC also spent $10,000 on online marketing for candidate, records show.
Open government advocate Gil Aguirre called using PACs for local politics a “new phenomenon” that obscures where campaign money may be coming from.
“That’s an incredible amount of money for a developer to be funneling to one candidate,” he said. “Obviously, the stakes are high in Arcadia.”
And the move has some residents concerned that Lee is trying to buy Harbicht’s vote on a future project. But Harbicht disagrees.
“I consider that an insult,” he said. “My vote isn’t for sale.”
Mod: Yes, Bulldozer's vote is not for sale. But that might be because it has already been bought.