Meanwhile, the group supporting the tax, Pre-K for Santa Fe, received another $17,292 worth of in-kind support from billionaire Michael Bloomberg during the latest reporting period for “consulting” and “media.” In all, the former New York City mayor has given the group more than $751,000 in in-kind help, plus a $400,000 cash contribution, meaning he has contributed about $1.15 million to the effort in Santa Fe.
She said the group received instructions from the City Clerk’s Office to report expenditures when invoices were received, rather than when payments were made.
Voters should keep the pro-tax campaign’s irresponsible spending in mind as they head to the polls tomorrow.” Pre-K for Santa Fe took in just $350 cash from two individual donors but received $57,081 in in-kind contributions during the reporting period.
Most of it came from Organizers in the Land of Enchantment, an Albuquerque-based nonprofit that has been canvassing neighborhoods on Pre-K for Santa Fe’s behalf and now has provided more than $200,000 worth of services to the group, as well as $100,000 in cash.
The soda industry has provided all of the cash and nearly all the in-kind contributions to Better Way, which reported having $6,367 left in the bank.