Despite Year-End Solicitation By Garcia, His Garcia-Doud Campaign Committee For "Good Gov't" Measures AAA-DDD Ended 2018 With Less Than $4,000 Cash And $126,000 In Debts (Includes $90,000 Loaned By/Not Repaid To Garcia's 2018 Re-Election Committee)
|(Feb 9, 2019, 11:50 a.m.) -- Despite a year-end solicitation by LB Mayor Robert Garcia, the political campaign committee he operated and titled a Committee by Mayor Garcia and City Auditor Laura Doud "to Support Good Government Measures AAA-DDD" ended 2018 with less than $4,000 cash on hand and over $126,000 in debts (includes $90,000 loaned by/not repaid to Garcia's 2018 re-election committee.)
LBREPORT.com's "Follow the Money" coverage below lists the entities and individuals that contributed to the committee after it ran a campaign telling voters Measure BBB "strengthened" term limits when it actually made it easier for two-term LB incumbents to seek third terms by repealing LB's voter-enacted write-in requirement for more than two terms.
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In the specially-called citywide November 6, 2018 election, the Garcia-run committee faced first-ever organized opposition from the newly formed grassroots LB Reform Coalition. In the first few weeks of its existence, the Reform Coalition collected over $40,000 and mounted a campaign against Measure BBB. As election day approached, Garcia increased spending in response by tapping unspent funds from his 2018 re-election warchest (he was re-elected in April 2018), loaning his Garcia-Doud ballot measure committee $50,000. A few weeks after the election, he made a second $50,000 loan from his re-election committee to the Garcia-Doud committee (a total of $100,000.)
A few weeks later (reported Dec. 11, 2018 by LBREPORT.com), Garcia sent an emailed solicitation seeking contributions -- at suggested amounts ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 per contributor -- to pay debts owed by the Garcia-Doud ballot measure committee. He also simultaneously sought contributions of up to $1,000 each for his "officeholder account" (the largest contribution sum allowed for that committee.)
Campaign finance reports now show the results from the day after the Nov. 6 election to year-end. The Garcia-Doud-named committee received $37,350 in cash from the individuals and entities listed below.
|Dec. 12, 2018||Doug Haubert City Prosecutor 2018||$250||Sum from his April 2018 re-election committee, faced no ballot opponent||Dec. 13, 2018||Elaine Hutchinson||$1,000||Manager, Paragon Equities||Dec. 13, 2018||Michael Tumanjan||$10,000||Developer, Tumanjan Homes Corporation||Dec. 13, 2018||Erik Fallis||Associate VP, Dick Jones Communications||Dec. 19, 2018||Portside Partners, LLC||$5,000||Dec. 19, 2018||Queensway Bay Hotel, LLC||$5,000||Does business as Hotel Maya [source: bloomberg.com]||Dec. 20, 2019||Big E Pizza (Signal Hill||$1,500|
The Garcia-Doud Committee ended 2018 with a cash balance of $3,234.99 and outstanding debts of $126,207. Its debts consist of $36,307.42 in unpaid bills plus $90,000 remaining to be repaid (only $10,000 was repaid) of the $100,000 Garcia loaned his Garcia-Doud ballot measure committee from his 2018 re-election committee.
On Jan. 7, 2019, the Garcia-Doud committee received a $5,000 contribution from the CA Teamsters Public Affairs Council in Sacramento.
LBREPORT.com will separately list the individuals and entities who gave money to Garcia's "officeholder account" (following his April 2018 re-election) between July 1-Dec. 31, 2018 (and how he spent it) in a report coming shortly.
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