Recent Staff Blog PostsMore green in wallets, less green in parksBlazers In FIBA World Cup: France Upsets Spain 65 52 To Advance To SemifinalsIt’s Vancouver Brewfest time!Soccer analysis earns blogger some recognitionSay ‘No’ to the Pasta PassMaking a racket: First week of prep tennisSmelt season to be proposedMcMorris Rodgers, highest ranking woman in GOP and mentor to JHB, accused by staffer of ethics violationsNorthwest football standings and schedule ( Week 2)The measureProposition 1 would boost C Tran’s local sales tax rate by 0.2 percentage points, from 0.5 to 0.7 percent. That’s a difference of 2 cents on every $10 purchase for consumers.PUSHING FOR A YES VOTEKeep Clark County Moving reports total contributions of $93,561.05 since January, spending $84,948.58 so far in favor of C Tran’s Proposition 1.PUSHING FOR A NO VOTENoTolls,com and Save Our City have spent a combined $12,736.91 campaigning against Proposition 1. The two groups have also spent money supporting several local races and candidates.The political action committee campaigning in favor of C Tran’s Proposition 1 is closing in on $100,000 in total jordan 7 contributions, keeping pace with this year’s big spending local elections in Clark County.Keep Clark County Moving which has spent most of the money flowing into the campaign around C Tran’s proposed sales tax increase has collected nearly $94,000 since January, according to Public Disclosure Commission filings. The group had spent close to $85,000 of that as of Oct. 31.The group lists dozens of individual contributors, but has been buoyed by several large donations.Among the biggest donors: California based bus manufacturer Gillig ($10,000); Vancouver resident Ed Lynch ($7,500 over four donations); Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 ($5,000), which represents C Tran bus drivers and other employees; and Waste Connections, Inc. ($5,000). The ATU Legislative Council of Olympia also kicked in $3,000, and Columbia River Crossing consultant David Evans Associates donated $2,500 in March, records show.Those gifts didn’t happen by accident. Keep Clark County Moving Chairman Tim Schauer said the group had been in contact with those contributors before the donations arrived. The amounts of some of them, however, weren’t always expected, he said.”We were pleasantly surprised at the level of support,” Schauer said.Proposition 1 would raise C Tran’s local sales tax by 0.2 percentage points to pay for existing bus service. Agency leaders have said the extra revenue an estimated $8 million to $9 million would be needed to stave off major service cuts when available reserves run dry in 2013. Opponents jordan 10 have questioned C Tran’s efficiency, and said the agency needs to rethink its priorities before coming to voters with a proposed tax hike.Though it did most of the organized campaigning for months, Keep Clark County Moving has stepped up its spending in recent weeks as opponents have campaigned more aggressively. Much of that has gone toward yard signs and television ads. Both of those PACs, funded largely by Vancouver jordan 3 businessman David Madore, have also spent money on local city council races.Keep Clark County Moving’s single biggest expenditure went to Seattle based EMC Research, which was paid $12,000 in March for polling related to Proposition 1, Schauer said. Schauer has previously declined to offer specifics on that poll, but said it provided valuable information for the committee early on. The group spent nearly $30,000 in October on mailings alone, and has also used yard signs, robocalls and volunteers to push the measure.Supporters didn’t have any fundraising expectations going into the campaign, Schauer said. This year’s total far outpaces the $28,000 raised for C Tran’s last sales tax measure, passed in 2005. But that campaign took place in a much shorter time, said Keep Clark County Moving treasurer Heather Stuart, who helped with both efforts. The 2005 version came on the heels of an unsuccessful effort in 2004.Ballots for this year’s races were sent out in October. They must be turned in or post marked by Nov. 8.Help / SubmissionsSend us a News Tip or PhotoSend a Letter to the EditorSubmit an EventSubmit a Weekend EventHave you seen?Clark County HistoryNewspapers in Education