On October 29, Democrat Toni Atkins, who won her race for California State Assembly, received a $2000 contribution from Arizona-based Republic Services, parent of Allied Waste, which is interested in taking over the City-run Miramar Landfill, a move opposed by the Sierra Club and other environmentalists. Meanwhile, La Jolla attorney Patrick C. Shea has registered with the City as an Allied lobbyist regarding the fate of Miramar, which may be sold to help ease the City’s financial crisis. A former mayoral candidate, Shea once urged bankruptcy to cope with the City’s money woes…The San Diego Police Officers Association PAC dipped deeply into savings in support of two failed campaigns in November. Though the PAC raised just $11,835 from the beginning of 2010 through September 30, the group spent a total of $139,677, $92,539 of which consisted of “funds from the investment account” of the association itself, according to a state disclosure filing. During that period, $51,875 was spent on a campaign for Prop D, the half-cent sales-tax increase soundly rejected at the polls, and $6452 went to support Democrat Howard Wayne’s losing bid for city council against Republican Lorie Zapf. As part of its efforts on behalf of the two campaigns, the association paid Tom Shepard’s Public Policy Strategies $27,134. Shepard is a longtime political advisor to San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders, who backed Prop D.