According to campaign finance documents filed last week, the political action committee coordinating the effort says it raised $134,439 in the first half of 2015.
The Community for Civil and Family Courthouse PAC’s disclosure form also reveals that the vast bulk of the haul came from lawyers.
The big question is whether this PAC will operate anymore legally than other PACs that have been used by local government officials to skirt the rules that City and County governments cannot campaign for bond packages.
We will remind readers this happened with the 2012 bonds and nobody has been held accountable:
The city of Austin has in effect “laundered money” over the past few months, two local activists charged Tuesday, by sending tax revenue t o a downtown advocacy group that then donated $440,000 to a political committee pushing f
or the proposed $1 billion urban rail item that failed on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Our new Judge has said she wants to change government--we would urge her to come out and promise that she will ensure Travis County will not funnel money to PACS like this one.