The "Yes on Measure E" campaign outpaced the "No on Measure E" campaign in fundraising, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday.
Year to date, the "Yes on E" campaign has raised $24,718 and the "No on E" campaign $16,391.
Voters will decide Nov. 8 whether 10 acres in the baylands' Byxbee Park should be "undedicated" as parkland for the purpose of building a processing facility for yard trimmings, food waste and other organic material.
Supporters say the processing facility offers a financially and environmentally sound way for the city to handle its own organic waste in the era of climate change. Opponents say the measure represents a costly land grab that sets a precedent for "undedicating" other parkland, and that the city already participates in a proven regional solution that processes Palo Altans' organic waste in Gilroy.
The largest cash donations to "Yes on E" in the past month came from Palo Alto resident Carolyn Curtis at $1,500 and Palo Alto resident James Phillips at $500.
The largest non-monetary contribution came from the Santa Clara County Republican Party, which reported spending about $2,829 on a mailer to its members in support of Measure E.
The second-largest non-monetary contribution came from real estate manager Jim Baer, in what was listed as $2,392 in "print ads."
Other contributors to "Yes on E" in the Sept. 25 to Oct. 24 reporting period were Palo Alto residents Arthur Kraemer, Beverly Wade, Bruce Rohde, Charles Schulz, Corey Levens, Craig Barney, Craig Thom, Cynthia Costell, David Bower, Debbie Mytels, Diana Modica, Diane Rolfe, Donald Mayall, Donald Morgan, Elizabeth Wolf, Ellen Probst, Gary Fry, Greg Bell, Irene Coats, Irvin Dawid, John Dawson, John Toor, John Van Horne, John Woodworth, Joyce Snyder, Julie Norman, Kate Godfrey, Lisa Fowkes, Lisa Lawrence, Maggie Anderson, Maureen Kennedy, Michael Santullo, Nancy Peterson, Norma Grench, Patricia Corl, Richard Moyer, Robert Kirkwood, Stephany Grossman, Stuart Hansen, Sue Thiemann, Susanne Friedlaender, Ted Baer, Thomas Moutoux and Urban Cummings; Menlo Park residents Linda Craig and Matthew Harris; Stanford resident Mary Gill; Los Altos resident Marcene Van Dierendonck and Mountain View resident Margaret Abe Koga.
None of the Sept. 25 to Oct. 22 contributions to the "No on E" campaign exceeded $250. However, some contributors, including Mildred Davis, David Bubenik, Emily Renzel, Thomas and Madge Jordan and Enid Pearson, all of Palo Alto, had year-to-date contributions of $500 or more.
Other contributors to "No on E" included Palo Alto residents Firooz and Farah Alami, Michael Griffin, Joseph Hirsch, Joy Robinson, Jean Wilcox, Steve Albertolle, Karen D'Amico, James Bailey, Cherie Donald, John Edwards, Margaret Feuer, Annette and Gary Fazzino, Mary Gordon, John Hancock, Elizabeth Weingarten, Frances Harrington, Alan Kaiser, Arthur Keller, Ashok Khosla, Yoriko Kishimoto, Judith Kleinberg, William Leikam, Jane and David Moss, Dena Mossar and Paul Goldstein, Virginia and Robert Saldich, Greg Schmid, and Jackie Schoelerman; and Los Altos resident Peter La Tourette.
As of Oct. 22, the "Yes on E" campaign reported having $8,951 in cash and the "No on E" campaign reported having $2,279.
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