Local Campaign Finances Around Town, posted by Resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm
The City has an electronic system for reporting campaign finances on the city website. I found it quite interesting to look at DeMarcus' donations. 96 donations but 62 were from outside of Pleasanton. $7,125 from James Tong (the developer) and family and his business (has $1,000 from Landmark Exchange Management which is owned by Tong). Then thousands of additional dollars in donations from Tong's and Lin's business associates in Fremont and Hillsborough. Seventeen $1,000 donations. Not really a surprise I guess since DeMarcus works for Tong. They are really pushing to get her on council to stop the council from fighting the frivolous lawsuits that Tong/Lin keep filing so they can get their housing approved. One only needs to look at Dublin to see what they want to do in Pleasanton. A lot of that high-density housing in Dublin was done by Tong.
Posted by Well, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 10, 2012 at 9:44 am
Nope, nothing illegal, but very interesting to know who is paying for our politicians. I'll have to look the rest up. I guess the ones who have contributions from community members will be most representatives and ones with union and developer money - well you know who they will represent!
If you forget it, to the the city's website, hover over the Government menu, and you will see a menu for Campaign Reports (then choose Public Access Portal). Once in there, the easiest thing to do is go to the bottom of the screen and click on the plus sign to the left of "11/06/2012 General Election" and then click "Candidates".
You can see the Independent Expenditures for the Chamber of Commerce for the money they are giving. Quite interesting that the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is spending ALL of their money on businesses in Southern California to promote their local candidates. No money spent on Pleasanton Businesses. The Chamber does not support their local businesses. That is sad that our local Chamber of Commerce does not support Pleasanton business.
Posted by L Fran , a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:43 am
De marcos is running a city office, Has any other person walked by her house! A home business has turned into a trashed front yard. I am a voter, and in the comunity 29+ years, every time i go by I cringe.