Solano County

Measure Q funding continues to grow

By From page A5 | October 30, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Supporters of Solano Community College’s Measure Q brought in more than $80,000 in the latest filing period, mostly from firms from outside Solano County.

The latest filing period ended Oct. 20 and financial documents were due Thursday. The Yes on Measure Q-Solano College group reported a total of $190,250 to this point. That includes $81,150 from the period between Oct. 1 and Oct. 20.

Measure Q is a $348 million bond titled “Classroom Repair, Safety and Job Training Measure.” The college hopes to use the money to refurbish an aging Fairfield campus and improve both the Vacaville and Vallejo centers.

For the latest period, nearly every large donation came from a company or individual donor from outside of Solano County.

The biggest donation came from Swinerton Management and Consulting of San Francisco, for $15,000. Next was a $7,500 donation from tBP Architecture of Newport Beach.

Several firms gave $5,000, including Robert A. Brothman Inc. of San Jose, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council Issues of Oakland, and the Solano/Napa Counties Electrical Contractors of Napa.

Zampi, Determan and Erickson of San Diego gave $3,000.

Alpha Tech of San Jose, Sandis Civil Engineers of Roseville and the Northern California Mechanical Contractors Association of Benicia all gave $2,500.

Stafford King Wiese Architects of Sacramento and BCA Architects of San Jose each gave $1,000.

The Yes group spent $71,528 in the latest period, bringing the total to $108,805.

The No on Q campaign received and spent less than $1,000, thus isn’t required to report finances at this time. According to John Takeuchi, the Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group spent $590 on a sticker ad and small yard signs.

For the Yes on Q side, the biggest purchase in the latest period was $27,174 to AdMail Express of Hayward for literature and mailings. It spent $14,240 on phone banking with Lithograph Reproductions of Oakland. The Lew Edwards Group of Oakland received $11,666 for consulting services. Another $4,280 was spent on display signs at Delaire Displays of Richmond.

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Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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  • Kevin DaytonOctober 30, 2012 - 7:52 pm

    Here is a link to the COMPLETE list (ordered from highest to lowest) of the parties that have contributed to the campaign to convince Solano County voters to approve Measure Q, which authorizes the Governing Board of Solano Community College District to borrow $348 million for construction (not including interest) by selling bonds to investors: http://laborissuessolutions.com/updated-chart-whos-paying-to-convince-solano-county-voters-to-take-on-348-million-of-additional-debt-plus-interest-with-measure-q/

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  • Eric ChristenOctober 31, 2012 - 11:33 am

    Why are unions donating so heavily to this tax increase? What will they get out of it? Why is it when anyone ever donates to something the next logical question that tends to be asked by an inquisitive press is "What are they getting for this?" yet that is not done here. Could it be the union-crafted Project Labor Agreement (PLA) that was placed on this District's last bond will be placed on this bond as well? Just asking as someone has to.

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