Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., Nov. 23
Mayor Filner's Special Events Committee collects cash to pay down State of the City and Inaugural Events
The committee received more than $6,000 from Bridgepoint Education, Republic Services, and SDG&E
Mayor Bob Filner's State of the City address and inauguration event were brought to you, in part, by Bridgepoint Education, waste-management company Republic Services, and San Diego Gas and Electric, according to a new disclosure filed by Mayor Bob Filner on March 19.
The disclosure shows that Bridgepoint Education and Republic Services each chipped in $2,013 while San Diego Gas and Electric gave $2,012 to the Mayoral Special Events Committee for the two events. Oddly enough, the donations from the three companies were received well after the events took place.
The filing shows that Bridgepoint Education wrote Mayor Filner a check on February 14, nearly one month after Filner's January 15 State of the City address while San Diego Gas and Electric and Republic Services ponied up on March 1.
The March 19 filing isn't the first disclosure filed by the Mayor's event committee. On February 8, the committee filed its first disclosure which was covered by The Reader's Matt Potter. Donors to the committee included the San Diego Chargers ($2,013), Ace Parking ($2,013), Cox Communications ($2,013), the Downtown San Diego Partnership ($2,013 -- Kris Michell, president of the partnership gave an additional $500) and San Diego Gas and Electric, which was the only company to pledge money on two separate occasions.
On the most recent disclosure, the committee listed $11,698.99 in payouts for legal, shipping, and accounting services.
The largest recipient was Sutton Law Firm, the same firm hired by the anti-Carl DeMaio campaign led by former aide to Jerry Sanders, Fred Maas, as reported by the UT San Diego. The Los Angeles-based firm collected more than $7,000 in legal fees from Filner's Special Events Committee.
Other payees on the list included founder of The City Club of San Diego, George Mitrovich ($1,118.88), and marketing and PR firm, JR Resources.
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