You’d think that when the local newspaper does a pre-election wrap-up of campaign contributions they’d at least mention a few of the bigger ones? No? Especially if they are from out of town and somewhat controversial?
Apparently not in Burbank.
This was the big news in their Springer segment, which actually headlined how she had received the most money:
During the filing period from Feb. 23 to March 25, Springer received $6,909 in campaign contributions, which included a $100 non-monetary contribution — an email blast from former City Council candidate David Nos, according to campaign disclosures.
Leave it to BurbankViewpoints to fill in the particulars:
According to public records, BizFed, a self-described “pro-business” PAC, which helped defeat a ballot measure aimed at curbing development in Los Angeles last month — and whose efforts to block clean air and water protections have been widely-criticized by environmental groups — gave Sharon Springer’s campaign the maximum donation allowed by law on March 15th.
According to the LA Times, environmentalists “expressed outrage” over the group’s successful campaign to keep the Southern California Air Quality Management Board from tightening restrictions on trucks and other “mobile polluters” in February of this year. The PAC lobbied to make compliance by polluters voluntary instead of mandatory.
Environmentalists told the Times, the rollback on proposed anti-pollution laws would “hurt millions of people, including many suffering from asthma, lung, and heart disease and other pollution-related illnesses.”
The Leader goes out of its way to cite a well-known friend’s email blast, who’s quite popular with the booster class. But not the above?