Supervisor Caren Ray took $104,286 from Developers, Construction interests

See ALL of Caren Ray's campaign contributions: Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Caren Ray can’t claim to protect our water and stand against over-development when over one-third of her campaign money came from development interests.

Follow the money.


TV ad: Supervisor Caren Ray: "Bakersfield"

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Supervisor Caren Ray has disparaged our neighbors in the valley, in stating Lynn Compton is going to bring Bakersfield sprawl and tract housing to South SLO County.

But, Caren Ray has taken over $100,000 from construction and developer related interests.

Please vote for Lynn Compton.


Radio ad: Supervisor Caren Ray: "Developer Dollars"

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Election mailers sent by Supervisor Caren Ray say, “Don’t let Lynn Compton turn South County into Bakersfield,” citing “urban sprawl”, housing tracts, and pollution. But, Caren Ray has received over $100,000 in campaign contributions from developers and related interests! Integrity SLO examined 715 contributions to Caren Ray’s campaign and found development-related interests account for well over one-third of her campaign funds. Gary Grossman of Coastal Community Builders, who Caren Ray described on local radio as a “best friend,” contributed $25,386. When asked if she would vote on her best friend’s projects, Caren Ray stated, “Yes. Absolutely.” How can Caren Ray claim to protect our water and stand against over-development when development money is her largest benefactor? “Follow the money,” as they say.


Radio ad: Supervisor Caren Ray: "Ordinance 3261"

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Isn’t it annoying when a politician breaks a law they created? On June 3rd, Supervisor Caren Ray made a motion and voted to pass County Ordinance 3261. Ordinance 3261 only applies to politicians like Supervisor Caren Ray, and requires them to file campaign finance reports electronically, instead of the old way, on paper. These reports tell us who is donating money to their campaigns. Electronic filings save taxpayer money because paper reports must be handled, shuffled, and scanned into a computer manually. But, can you believe, Supervisor Caren Ray hasn’t complied with her own ordinance once? She’s filed forty-four reports on paper since June, while her election opponent, Lynn Compton, has been following the law. That’s annoying, Supervisor Ray!


Arroyo Grande: Support Your Police

Arroyo Grande police officers have unanimously voted NO CONFIDENCE in Mayor Tony Ferrara and City Manager Steve Adams for significant leadership and transparency failures.



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Election: Illegal "Caren Ray for Supervisor" Signs Litter South County

2014 April 28 — NIPOMO

Forty-nine "Caren Ray for Supervisor" political signs have been found, believed to be illegally placed on public right-of-way, in Nipomo and the South County area. IntegritySLO transmitted a complaint to County Public Works today.

On April 24, the County Department of Public Works issued a "NOTICE TO REMOVE CAMPAIGN SIGNAGE ON COUNTY ROADWAYS" to all candidates for public office. The notice advises public placement of signs "is in violation of several State and County Codes." Candidates are "DIRECTED TO IMMEDIATELY REMOVE ALL SUCH SIGNAGE from the public right-of-way and from other public properties."

Map of Improperly Placed Caren Ray for Supervisor Election Signs:

Illegal signs disadvantage honest candidates who do not participate in improper placement. Furthermore, it costs hundreds of taxpayer dollars for Public Works crews to remove illegally placed signs.