City business groups are talking big with their wallets in support of Phyllis Newton, one of seven candidates seeking the District 4 City Council seat covering Land Park and the central city.
Better Sacramento, a group of local business owners and developers, filed paperwork on Tuesday indicating it had spent $15,546 on mail pieces and consulting in support of Newton. The organization has emerged as a political and philanthropic interest over the past year.
Newton, an attorney and director of a disaster relief organization, was also the beneficiary earlier this month of mailers paid for by the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce. The chamber spent roughly $33,000 on the mailers, according to campaign documents.
"I'm delighted to have the support of anybody that shares my vision for economic revitalization and the creation of jobs as a way to restore essential city services," Newton said.
Better Sacramento is also continuing its involvement in the District 8 race in south Sacramento, where former NAACP branch head Betty Williams is seeking to unseat Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell.
The group already spent $30,000 on Williams campaign signs. Now, new documents show Better Sacramento has funded a mailer and paid for consulting in opposition to Pannell to the tune of $13,885.