Developers are San Diego City Council's largest donor group

Most were company presidents and vice presidents

— San Diego city council campaign financial disclosures are in, and perhaps not surprisingly, only four donors to the candidates with the biggest bankrolls claim to be "developers": Ure Kretowicz of Cornerstone Communities ($270 to April Boling, District 7); Michael Gagnet of Makar Properties ($270 to Carl DeMaio, District 5); David Pattinson of Sierra Land Company ($270, DeMaio); and Peter Janopaul of J. Peter Block Companies ($270 to Todd Gloria, District 3).

On the other hand, presidents and vice presidents were plentiful. Boling got $4082 from 19 of them, including KD Development president Mike Turk and San Diego Convention Center Corporation president Carol Wallace. DeMaio got $4950 from 22, including Kourosh Hangafarin, the short-lived port commissioner, who listed himself as president of the Iranian American Leadership Council, and developer Robert Lankford, president of Lankford & Associates. Gloria collected $3225 from 13 presidents and VPs, including Gary Copson, president of developer Keystone Communities; Sherm Harmer of Urban Housing Partners; and Richard Ahrendt, vice president of Rural/Metro Ambulance, the city's paramedic contractor. On the legal front, Boling got a total of $3940 from 18 attorneys, DeMaio got $3210 from 16, and Gloria got $2160 from 8. Boling also did pretty well among "homemakers," nabbing $2440 from 13. DeMaio got a total of $2090 from 10; Gloria was a poor third with $675 from just 3.

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Why is it not surprising that the developers who are backing Todd Gloria hide their real professions?

Whatever you call it, it's still dirty money. San Diego has had enough of the scams and deceptions. If a candidate is hiding money from developers, don't vote for that guy.

Time for Change in San Diego.

I'm voting for Stephen Whitburn.

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