Elsbernd taps Lobbyists

by Larry Bush on 03/26/2011

in Merely Rumors

Supervisor Sean Elsbernd tapped City Hall lobbyists and businesses at $5,000 each to make charitable contributions to the Irish Immigration Pastoral Center in February.

Elsbernd, as a member of the Board of Supervisors’ Rules Committee, currently is weighing the selection of the Board’s choice for the San Francisco Ethics Commission which oversees compliance and rules on violations of lobbyists and political contributors.

Supervisor Elsbernd’s fundraising took place at his annual Crabfest.

Among the reported contributors who responded to Supervisor Elsbernd’s request are the Shorenstein Realty Company, which owns the building that hopes to nail Twitter as a tenant if the Board approves a tax holiday for the internet company; Platnium Advisors, one of the city’s leading lobbying firms and whose principal is a partner in a Treasure Island marina contract; AT&T, San Francisco Association of Realtors, Sutter West Bay Hospitals; Catholic Healthcare West; and Charles Schwab.

No other reports of “behested” payments were filed for the peeriod at the Ethics Commission.


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