The Alameda Firefighters Association Political Action Committee continued making campaign contributions to local officials through the first half of this year, giving $10,500 to sitting Alameda Councilmembers.
According to campaign filings available through City Hall, during the first six months of this year, Alameda firefighters donated $5,000 to Alameda City Councilmember Lena Tam’s City Council campaign, $2,500 to Vice-Mayor Rob Bonta’s City Council campaign, another $1,000 to Mayor Marie Gilmore’s campaign, and $2,000 to Councilmember Beverly Johnson’s campaign. According to campaign filings, at the end of 2010, Mr. Bonta’s 2010 City Council campaign had $7,500 in outstanding debt.
During the same six-month period, the firefighters report that they raised $10,861.11 in un-itemized contributions of less than $100.
On June 21st, Gilmore, Bonta, Tam and Johnson all voted to approve a three-year contract between the City of Alameda and the firefighters union.
SunCal’s political action committee, Revitalize Alameda Point, reported making $16,308 in expenditures during the first six months of 2011, with the bulk of the funds going to Warren & Associates LLC of San Francisco.