Elk Grove Mayor, Council Member Report Gifts They Accepted in 2016
Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly and Elk Grove Council Member Darren Suen reported the gifts they received in 2016 in their state-mandated statement of economic interests. Suen's report shows receipt by the Elk Grove City Clerk's office on March 7 but was not posted until April 3, while Ly's report shows a time stamp of April 3, past the March 31 deadline.
Like their council colleagues Steve Detrick and Pat Hume, Ly and Suen both participated in the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce's annual Cap to Cap lobbying trip to Washington DC in 2016 with both reporting similar gifts.
Suen reported attending functions in Washington DC sponsored by Republic Services, Sutter Health, Downey Brand LLP, Teichert Aggregate, Sacramento Association of Realtors, and Law Offices of Gregaroy Thatch.
Along with these, Suen reported accepting gifts from the following entities in 2016:
Tom & Associates - February 20, $200; Chinese New Year
Asian Resources Inc. - February 18, Asian Chamber Dinner, $100; April 19 APSEA Dinner, $65; May 9, API Leg Dinner, $100; October 8, Crab Feed Dinner, $65
Invictus Foundation - May 13, Full Circle Project Dinner, $100
Soroptimist International, Elk Grove - May 5, Spotlight Dinner, $50
Whey2Go - January 8, badge breakfast, $200
Republic Services - April 16, Taste of Elk Grove, $80; August 22, Chicks in Crisis Golf, $125
Northstate Building Industry Association - January 15, Board Dinner, $135
Sacramento Association of Realtors - January 12, Board Luncheon, $50; June 1, Tree Foundation Dinner, $250; November 4, State of County Dinner, $60
Opterra Energy Services - October 5, League of Cities Dinner, $75
Vintage Investment Partners - August 15, golf tourney, $150
American Sikh Public Affairs Association - August 22, Civic Engagement Dinner, $75
Region Business - August 18, Annual BBQ, $150
With regards to the Washington DC lobbying trip, Ly reported receiving meals from Hefner, Stark, Marios, LLP; Republic Services, Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Teichert Aggregates.
In addition, Ly reported accepting the following gifts:
Republic Services - July 12, Lunch, $20
Carpenters of Northern California - January 16, 2 Tickets, $100; March 7, Lunch, $20; May 19, Dinner $25; June 13, Lunch $20; June 14, Lunch $16.75; June 14, Room, $99; June 14, Dinner, $40; June 14, Ticket, $100; December 16, Moose Feed Dinner, $65
Eli and Sandra Aboufares - December 1, Dinner, $200; December 20, Lunch $14
Laborers 185 - August 10, Lunch, $10; October 10, Ticket, $100