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See Who Gave Early Money To Mayor Garcia's Ballot Measure Committee (Renamed Garcia/Doud "Good Government" Committee For This Election) To Fund Campaign For Charter Amendments AAA, BBB, CCC, DDD 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.
(Sept. 25, 2018, 7:10 p.m., updated Sept. 30) -- Records filed with the City Clerk's office show that between July 1, 2018 and Sept. 19, 2018, the "Mayor Robert Garcia Committee & City Auditor Laura Doud Committee to Support Good Government Measures AAA, BBB, CCC, DDD" (which Garica changed from a pro-Measure M campaign committee, which he changed from a pro-Measure A campaign committee) collected $77,500, including $25,000 from LB's police officer association (union) PAC.

A similarly large $25,000 contribution came from "Compulink Management Center" which operates Laserfiche.

After making cash payments, the Garcia (for this election Garcia/Doud) campaign committee reported a cash balance of $46,543 through Sept. 15 with $20,306 in outstanding debts/unpaid bills.

Its contributors during this period were:

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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. 30 text update: LBPOA President James Foster tells that a July 9 contribution of $25,000 to the Committee from the LB Police Officers Ass'n PAC (roughly a month after the June Measure M election) was to close out/help pay off remaining Committee debt/unpaid bills (listed as $39,863 as of June 30) from the Committee's Measure M campaign. As previously reported by, on Sept. 5 Mayor Garcia changed the name of his pro-Measure M Committee to the Garcia/Doud Committee to support Measures AAA-DDD. LBPOA President Foster says his organization hasn't donated any funds to the current ballot campaign for Measures AAA-DDD.

Mr. Foster adds that the LBPOA has supported the Mayor and Council members who have endorsed the ballot measures. notes that Mr. Foster is a co-signer in his capacity as LBPOA President of the ballot arguments in support of Measure AAA (City Auditor's authority) and Measure BBB (term limits.)




The recently formed LB Reform Coalition Political Action Committee (PAC), whose first goal is the defeat of Measure BBB, held its first fundraiser on Sept. 20 (just outside the recently-concluded reporting period) meaning its first financial report is due in early October.




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