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Campaign finances show thousands spent on City Council, PUSD candidates

Original post made on Oct 30, 2022

Election Day is just around the corner and soon Pleasanton will have at least one new council member on the City Council, maybe even two if the lone eligible incumbent is voted out.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 28, 2022, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Oct 30, 2022 at 11:53 am

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This is at the bottom of the article, but is important for voters to know.

“Instead, several architect and construction firms are listed as the top contributors for the controversial school bond, which added up to $85,154 in contributions.

“The highest contribution came from Van Pelt Construction Services, a business management consultant in Fairfield, which donated $15,000 to the campaign.

“The other four top contributors that contributed $10,000 each were: Sugimura Finney Architects, a general architect firm in Campbell; Arntz Builders, a general contractor firm in Petaluma; LPA Design Studios, a design firm based in Irvine; and Robert A. Bothman Construction, a Concrete contractor in Santa Clara.”

Posted by SHale99
a resident of Village High School
on Oct 31, 2022 at 5:11 pm

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>>but is important for voters to know.

so any company the contributes should be barred from bidding on any jobs that result from the bond?

Really now¿

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Oct 31, 2022 at 5:59 pm

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I am more surprised by the amount the campaign is spending, but no, I don’t personally think companies who are working with the district should be contributors. Most important is that the community understands the companies working for the district are paying for the yes campaign. “Please vote yes, because then I’ll get to work here.” Seems a bit off.

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