Follow the Money

After Election, Garcia/Doud "Good Gov't" Pro-Charter Amendment Committee Collects $13,500 From These Entities is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
(November 24, 2018, 6:20 a.m.) -- The November 6 election for Charter Amendments AAA-DDD is over, but the Garcia/Doud (Garcia-operated) political committee continued collecting sums.

  • On November 13, it received $7,500 from "AES Pacific & Aggregated Contributions" AES Alamitos operates the power plant on Studebaker Rd. in SE LB.

  • On Nov. 16, it received $5,000 from "Vopak North American and Subsidiaries" which operates storage tanks on Terminal Island within Port of LB area for "petroleum products, chemicals, biofuels."

  • On Nov. 19, it received $1,000 from "Shoreline Development Partners LP" (San Diego). In October 2018, the firm broke ground on the NW corner Ocean/Alamitos for the tallest building approved thus far in LB (35 stories) adjacent to its completed 17 story The Current.

Below are the committee's contributors, in order, which began for AAA-DDD starting in September.

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Sept. 11Compulink Management Center, Inc.
[operates Laserfiche]
Sept. 14Kelly Curtin
CFO, Curtin Maritime Group
Sept. 15Emericon Builders
Orange, CA
Sept. 14Matthew Kipp
Real Estate Broker
Marcus & Millichap
Newport Beach CA
Sept. 14Chi Wen Raymond Lin
Taki Sun Development Corp
Sept. 14John Mehigan
Real Estate Professional
Regency Centers (L.A.)
Sept. 14Jerome Nourse
Real Estate Professional
Green Port Partners
Sept. 18Rendon Ballot Measure Committee to Keep CA Competitive
[Anthony Rendon (D, NLB-Paramount) is Ass'y Speaker]
Sept. 19Sean Rawson
Developer, The Waterford Group
Newport Beach
Sept. 20John Molina
Investor Pacific6
Sept. 25LB Collective Ass'n $5,000
Oct. 6CA Resources Corporation & Subsidiaries$25,000
Oct. 8Synergy Oil & Gas$10,000
Oct. 12Beach Oil Mineral Partners$10,000
Oct. 6Nancy Foster$2,000
Oct. 12Catalina Water Co.$500
Oct. 12Arnoldo Casillas$500
Oct. 12Matthew Rabin$500
Oct. 24Panattoni Development Co. (St. Louis, MO)$2,500
Oct. 25PG&E Corporation (San Francisco)$10,000
Oct. 25Edison Int'l & Affiliated Entities$10,000
Oct. 29Long Beach Firefighters Ass'n Local 372$2,000
(in-kind for "social media ads")
Notes: (1) LB Firefighters Ass'n cumulated 2018 contributions to the Garcia run committee, including sums supporting the June Measure M utility revenue transfer/diversion campaign, totaled $67,000 as of November 21.
(2) LB Police Officers Ass'n President James Foster says that a July 9 contribution of $25,000 to the GArcia operated committee (when it supported the June 2016 Measure M) was to help pay off some of the Committee's then-remaining debts/unpaid bills from the Measure M campaign.
Nov. 5Mayor Robert Garcia$50,000 Loan from Mayor Garcia 2018 re-election campaign
0 % interest, due June 30, 2019
Note: As of June 30, 2018, the Garcia for Mayor 2018 campaign committee reported a cash balance of $189,403 with no outstanding debts. In addition to the $50,000 loan it made on Nov. 5 to the Garcia-run (Garcia/Doud pro-AAD-DDD) committee, Garcia gave $7,300 from his 2018 re-election campaign committee to support state Senator Ricardo Lara's campaign for state Insurance Commissioner.
Nov. 13AES Pacific & Aggregated Contributions$7.500
Nov. 16Vopak North American and Subsidiaries$5,000
Nov. 19Shoreline Development Partners LP (San Diego)$1,000



As of November 13, the Garcia-operated (Garcia/Doud-named) pro-AAA-DDD committee listed a $10,484 cash balance with $153,589 in debts. The three November corporate contributions can now be used to pay down some of its six figure bills.

Garcia operated the same committee (prior to adding Doud's name) to support City Hall's-desired June 2018 Measure M utility revenue transfer/diversion for the June 2018 election. Two years earlier, Garcia gave it a different name (listing former Mayors O'Neill and Foster with Garcia) urging voters to support the City Hall-sought Measure A sales tax increase. The committee listed sums spent/expenses incurred of $265,263 from July 1 through November 6, 2018, some of which may also stem from the Measure M campaign preceding the AAA-DDD campaign.

Mayor Garcia unveiled five proposed Charter Amendments in a June 12 agendized item; the Council voted to put four of them on the ballot on August 7.




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