So how does this work? Should these donations from his campaign account to his restaurant have been treated as "in-kind"? Should he be paying for stamps from his restaurant account?
I don't know exactly what is wrong here but --- commingling is going on. Will we see Lynda Bell's campaign having galas at this hotel as well? Even though she claims she doesn't own it (not on the corporate papers) she admits on a video about the hotel that it is her hotel as well (5:14).
Something doesn't sit right with me about these expenses even though he had a crushing defeat, we still should have accurate campaign reports. Any opinions?
Funny thing about the video, at the end they caught a view of someone who looks amazingly like the Mayor's best friend Ralph Garcia Toledo. Now what would he be doing there? The video was published April 3, 2013. I do not know when it was taken.
His wife Vicky Garcia-Toledo is a lobbyist for CH2M Hill as of 9/20/2013. Ralph is not registered. This is the contract about which Lynda Bell said she was "concerned" 14 times in 2 1/2 Minutes.
|Photo: Matt Alvarez, SVP for CH2M Hill. Was the contract under the cone of silence when this was taken?|