Wrecking crew

Already time to start thinking about the next election

Balboa Park United lobbies for Plaza de Panama funding
  • Balboa Park United lobbies for Plaza de Panama funding

Efforts by Democratic billionaire Irwin Jacobs to bulldoze a costly road and parking garage project through the heart of Balboa Park has been getting lobbying support from an outfit called Balboa Park United. The group paid influence-peddler Rachel Laing $18,000 to press for “funding for the Plaza de Panama project,” per Laing’s January 18 disclosure filing.

A litany of familiar county faces are lining up for reelection next year, including Republican sheriff Bill Gore and county treasurer Dan McAllister, who through the end of 2016 had $20,444 in the bank. Downtown lobbyist and GOP Lincoln Club honcho Paul Robinson kicked in $150 in September, and Rancho Santa Fe money manager Gabriel Wisdom and his wife (psychologist Diana Weiss-Wisdom) each came up with $500 in August. Meanwhile, the campaign stash of district attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who’s said she won’t be running for reelection, was down to $4162 at the end of the year, against $46,000 worth of two outstanding debts. Forty thousand dollars represent cash owed to Dumanis for a personal loan she made to the campaign in September 2014. The balance of $6000 remains to be paid to the Gemini Group, Dumanis’s longtime political consultant.

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So Bahnee owes Bahnee some $40K, and it goes back to 1994. Methinks that Bahnee needs to write that off as a bed debt, retire and move back the New England and crawl under a rock. The sooner we are rid of her and her corrupt regime the better.

"bad" debt is what I meant to type.

Well, in politics sometimes there ARE bed debts! ;-)

I just knew someone would do a play on those words.

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