Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"Vote yes" group reports $89K raised

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click to enlarge Roads like these would be fixed if voters approve a tax increase in November. - MICHAEL GIL
  • Michael Gil
  • Roads like these would be fixed if voters approve a tax increase in November.

Springs Citizens Building the Future
, a committee formed to advocate for Mayor John Suthers' .62 of a percent sales tax hike on the Nov. 3 ballot for roads, has brought in $89,000, according to a campaign finance report filed Tuesday.

Not surprisingly, a lot of the money has come from building contractors who might be on the receiving end of some of that $50 million a year to be raised by the tax.

The money came from Nunn Construction, Philip Lane, Gary Loo, the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs, Monks Construction, Schmidt Construction (which gave the biggest single donation of $50,000), Wynne Realty Ltd., developer Kevin Kratt, developer Ralph Braden, Covington Homes LLC, CameronButcher Company, Elite Properties of America, Inc., Vantage Homes Corp., all of Colorado Springs; and Associated General Contractors of Colorado of Denver, Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association of Centennial.

Suthers says the road tax is crucial to economic development, as we've previously reported.

William Mutch, a political operative heading up the "vote yes" endeavor, says he wanted to start with $100,000, and he's almost there.

Kitt Smith, by the way, is the committee's registered agent for the committee. She ran Suthers' mayoral campaign.

You can read the details in the report:

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