Campaign finance roundup: Contributions to Woodside’s Measure A spark accusations; Real estate firm gives $10K to Menlo Park schools parcel tax | News
Owners of a popular Woodside restaurant and bakery are sounding off on claims made by an opponent of Measure A, that the initiative to allow for more outdoor community gathering spaces, is a money-grab by a local business.
The measure on the Nov. 2 ballot to change zoning on some parcels is an alleged “ploy by the Bacchus (Management) Group, which owns and operates The Village Bakery (and The Village Pub), to bulldoze the open space lot to expand parking to allow more seats and to make more money,” according to Measure A opponent Don Pugh.
Bacchus has given a total of $3,000 in cash and $2,000 in-kind donations like banners, yard signs, design and legal work to proponents of Measure A since the beginning of the year, according to campaign finance reports, which can be viewed here and here.
George Roberts, owner of Roberts Market, contributed $3,000 to the Yes on Measure A campaign,…