Here's the City's official site for campaign finances:
But the site doesn't reveal the full story. For our round up of the links on candidate finances, please click "read more"
First, the endorsements. RECA and ARBOR are the two main groups that back Opportunity Austin, a hyper-growth initiative started in 2004 that has now ballooned into a massive 5 county transportation and crisis problem.
FYI - This document shows what they want you to believe is the problem. This document, however, shows the real plan--and the next areas that have been marked for opportunity. Notice how Restore Rundberg and the corridor plans (The City's rebranded name for gentrification) just happen to align with the opportunity areas shown in the maps. Coincidence?
RECA and ARBOR endorsements:
And now for the round up of links:
Who's who on the Rail Bond - Jeff Stensland's data:
Austin City Council Candidate Katrina Daniel Bankrolled by Lobbyists
ARBOR PAC Spends $50K on Robert Thomas
Ethics Commission gives candidates slap on wrist
Ethics Review Commission reprimands Almanza
Point Austin: Just How Super Is Your PAC?
Three mayoral candidates have each spent more than $100,000
UT faculty, staff contribute less than $8,000 to major Austin mayoral campaigns
The Money Race
Indy Spending a Big Factor (info on PACS)
Council candidates file ‘8-day-out’ finance reports -
Two Austin at-large school board candidates far ahead in fundraising
How Much for a Trustee Seat?
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