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The employer of Dorothy Surdi (top), Sperry Van Ness, gave to campaigns of Lorie Zapf (right), Chris Cate (bottom), and Kevin Faulconer (top), who subsequently appointed her to the housing commission.
The employer of Dorothy Surdi (top), Sperry Van Ness, gave to campaigns of Lorie Zapf (right), Chris Cate (bottom), and Kevin Faulconer (top), who subsequently appointed her to the housing commission.

Ex–city councilman and former weekly newspaper owner Jim Madaffer has turned to a new trade. According to an October 10 lobbyist disclosure statement filed at city hall, he’s now peddling influence for real estate developer Douglas Wilson. …

Mayor Kevin Faulconer continues to bolster his political machine by rewarding campaign contributors with city board posts. The latest is Dorothy Surdi, a commercial real estate broker appointed by the mayor to the San Diego Housing Commission, “Ms. Surdi is a commercial real estate advisor with the Sperry Van Ness network where she specializes in investment sales and leasing representation for landlords and tenants,” according to a September 26 memorandum. City campaign contribution records show that Sperry Van Ness employees gave $1300 to Faulconer’s mayoral campaign, including Surdi with $100. Sperry Van Ness employees have also so far contributed $825 to the campaign of downtown lobbyist Chris Cate for city council and $550 to the successful reelection bid of councilwoman Lorie Zapf, both Faulconer allies. …

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The employer of Dorothy Surdi (top), Sperry Van Ness, gave to campaigns of Lorie Zapf (right), Chris Cate (bottom), and Kevin Faulconer (top), who subsequently appointed her to the housing commission.
The employer of Dorothy Surdi (top), Sperry Van Ness, gave to campaigns of Lorie Zapf (right), Chris Cate (bottom), and Kevin Faulconer (top), who subsequently appointed her to the housing commission.

Ex–city councilman and former weekly newspaper owner Jim Madaffer has turned to a new trade. According to an October 10 lobbyist disclosure statement filed at city hall, he’s now peddling influence for real estate developer Douglas Wilson. …

Mayor Kevin Faulconer continues to bolster his political machine by rewarding campaign contributors with city board posts. The latest is Dorothy Surdi, a commercial real estate broker appointed by the mayor to the San Diego Housing Commission, “Ms. Surdi is a commercial real estate advisor with the Sperry Van Ness network where she specializes in investment sales and leasing representation for landlords and tenants,” according to a September 26 memorandum. City campaign contribution records show that Sperry Van Ness employees gave $1300 to Faulconer’s mayoral campaign, including Surdi with $100. Sperry Van Ness employees have also so far contributed $825 to the campaign of downtown lobbyist Chris Cate for city council and $550 to the successful reelection bid of councilwoman Lorie Zapf, both Faulconer allies. …

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Duty Free Americas, the big customs operation run by the billionaire Falic family of Florida, continues its press for a lavish new commercial complex at the border here. On October 13, brother Simon Falic gave $1500 to the 2014 San Ysidro school-board reelection campaign of Jason Wells. Executive director of the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce, Wells has become a big booster of the Falic project. “This is parking for my stores, my businesses,” he told U-T San Diego in June.

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