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Councilmember Lorie Zapf collects $130k in six months nearly $36k from fundraisers hosted by Sudberry Properties

Zapf collects big-time cash from building and hotel industries

District six councilmember Lorie Zapf has a friend in Sudberry Properties.

Recent campaign disclosures show that the developer of the 4,780-unit Civita mixed-use development in Mission Valley raised a total of $36,000 for Zapf's campaign to fill Kevin Faulconer's council seat in next year's election. Executives from Sudberry are currently lobbying city employees for a "reimbursement agreement regarding the Quarry Falls (Civita) Community in Mission Valley," and are also pushing to establish a maintenance assessment district, despite the fact that construction has yet to start on much of the project.

The San Diego-based developer held two fundraisers for Zapf in the same week, one on June 19 and the other on June 24.

The first was arranged by Vice President of Development Marco Sessa. At his function, Sessa managed to raise a total of $13,500 for Zapf. Just five days later Sessa's boss, Thomas Sudberry, stepped up bringing in an additional $22,340.

In all, Sudberry's executives and their significant others contributed $3,600 to the councilmember.

Judging by the other disclosures, Zapf has plenty of other friends in the building and hotel industries as well.

From January 1 to June 30, Zapf collected a total of $129,952. Donors to the District 2 hopeful include $1,750 from executives from Rick Engineering, the surveying firm who signed on with the Irwin Jacobs' Plaza de Panama project, $250 from Sunroad executive Thomas Story - not a big surprise considering the close working relationship the two forged on the Sunroad Centrum project, and over $2,700 from the Bartell hotelier family.

Other contributors include lawyer and downtown lobbyist Paul Robinson ($550), developer Sherm Harmer ($550), and Jeffrey Loya from Phil's BBQ.

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District six councilmember Lorie Zapf has a friend in Sudberry Properties.

Recent campaign disclosures show that the developer of the 4,780-unit Civita mixed-use development in Mission Valley raised a total of $36,000 for Zapf's campaign to fill Kevin Faulconer's council seat in next year's election. Executives from Sudberry are currently lobbying city employees for a "reimbursement agreement regarding the Quarry Falls (Civita) Community in Mission Valley," and are also pushing to establish a maintenance assessment district, despite the fact that construction has yet to start on much of the project.

The San Diego-based developer held two fundraisers for Zapf in the same week, one on June 19 and the other on June 24.

The first was arranged by Vice President of Development Marco Sessa. At his function, Sessa managed to raise a total of $13,500 for Zapf. Just five days later Sessa's boss, Thomas Sudberry, stepped up bringing in an additional $22,340.

In all, Sudberry's executives and their significant others contributed $3,600 to the councilmember.

Judging by the other disclosures, Zapf has plenty of other friends in the building and hotel industries as well.

From January 1 to June 30, Zapf collected a total of $129,952. Donors to the District 2 hopeful include $1,750 from executives from Rick Engineering, the surveying firm who signed on with the Irwin Jacobs' Plaza de Panama project, $250 from Sunroad executive Thomas Story - not a big surprise considering the close working relationship the two forged on the Sunroad Centrum project, and over $2,700 from the Bartell hotelier family.

Other contributors include lawyer and downtown lobbyist Paul Robinson ($550), developer Sherm Harmer ($550), and Jeffrey Loya from Phil's BBQ.

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Count on Lorie Zapf to vote in favor of the Franklin Ridge (aka Phyllis Place) road connection from Quarry Falls into Serra Mesa. Mission Valley developers, including former Filner advisor Allen Jones, are all for it; Serra Mesa residents, not so much.

It might be a good idea to see how much Sudberry donated to District 7 Councilman Scott Sherman, who currently represents Serra Mesa and Mission Valley.

July 30, 2013

Expect more Squid Pro Quo from her.

July 30, 2013

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