Look at who is paying for QQ--builders!
Original post made by Mary, Amador Estates, on Oct 22, 2008
I just got my answers by going to look at the campaign disclosure statements. It is really great that so much information is readily at our fingertips now. Makes it very easy to see the info I wanted. Take a look at this link through the city website.
For those who don't care to go look, I'll fill you in. Just this month, virtually all support for QQ comes in the form of $10,000 from Greenbriar Homes and another $10k from the Home Builders Assoc. of Northern Cal PAC. And with that money they were able to pay $6,000 in consulting fees to Alliance Campaign Strategies in addition to the costs for the flyers and ad.
Now that makes me wonder what this is all about for home builders to be putting up virtually all the cash. It makes me suspicious when that much comes from a PAC and a builder.
If only the city council had put a moratorium on building while the language under QQ is worked out, I probably would have voted for it. But they didn't and now seeing these large contributions come in makes me wonder what they are trying to push through in the meantime. This cinches it for me. I will be voting Yes on PP and No on QQ.