‘Save our Elk Grove Mall’ Supported by Wilton Rancheria, Region Business Files Financial Disclosure

August 9, 2017 |  

An independent expenditure committee calling themselves “Save our Elk Grove Mall” filed a financial disclosure statement for the six month period June 30, 2017 with the Elk Grove City Clerk’s office last week.

The California Form 460, which was recorded August 1, listed two major non-monetary donations. Those two donations were from the Wilton Rancheria and Region Business and were valued at $24,650 and $1,750 respectively.

The Wilton Rancheria is currently pursuing the development of a 2,500 slot machine $400 million casino within Elk Grove City limits with the help of its Las Vegas-based financier, Boyd Gaming. Region Business has been one of several local business groups and elected officials who have been advocating on behalf of the Wilton Rancheria for the project, which is proposed to be located on a portion of the moribund Outlet Collection at Elk Grove.

According to the filing, the Wilton Rancheria’s donation was a payment of $24,500 to Camino, Calif.-based Moore Methods Inc. The donation was described as a survey of registered voters. 

Region Business’ donation of $1,750 was for payment to Bagatelos Law Firm in San Francisco. The expenditure was described as petition gathering services.

The disclosure form also notes that the Save Our Elk Grove Mall carries debt of $28,904 as of June 30. The two largest creditors of the committee are expenditures for Moore Methods and Bagatelos Law Firm.

The statement also includes the longer name for the committee. That name is “Save Our Elk Grove Mall, major funding provided by Wilton Rancheria, supported by a coalition of Elk Grove’s Outlet Collection Mall Developer The Howard Hughes Corporation, Region Business Inc. – Sacramento’s regional business association, Native Americans, local businesses, community citizens ad groups all supporting the economic welfare of the City and Citizens of Elk Grove.”

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