March Fiscal Disclosures?
Veteran San Francisco Chronicle political reporter Carla Marinucci delivers the news that the President won't be in town this weekend, for a golfing event that ends on October 11:
As for all those who have suggested Obama will make a surprise stop at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Harding Park this week? Sorry, folks, not gonna happen.Does this mean he will be in DC, somehow lending support or words of encouragement to gay people participating in Cleve Jones' march and rally? The Chronicle doesn't say. I emailed White House spokesperson Shin Inouye, asking if he wanted to comment on the Chronicle report. His reply:
Thanks for checking, but no.Speaking of the march, I contacted the organizers and asked about promised financial disclosure by David Mixner back in June on his web site:
In addition, Jones is aiming for a low cost march that will have full transparency. Marches in the past have had their finances questioned and have had huge expenditures for programming and staging. This time, in the name of transparency, the expenditures will be disclosed every day on the Internet so they can be held accountable by the community.Good of him to say this, and in my message to the organizers and David, I asked if the expenditures and disclosures about donors would be made public this week. March spokesperson Phil Siegel replied:
Working on it. No promises. Will be on website soon.I'm sure every effort is being made to provide the financial disclosure and look forward to reading the info about expenditures and donors on the march's web site.
Important details about one donor and her foundation's large gift was reported yesterday by Lisa Leff of the Associated Press:
Urvashi Vaid, who directs a private foundation that gave $50,000 to support the march, said the weekend would also showcase progress.Thanks, Lisa, for bringing a degree of transparency to the financing of the march. Please continue to offer more donor disclosures.