Keep Austin Affordable, the PAC founded to support the $250 million affordable housing bond, raised $254,000 in the last month before the election. That brings the total raised this year to $541,000.
Like last month, the group continued to raise big bucks from real estate interests, including Florida-based Atlantic Pacific Communities ($20k), NY-based Sackman Enterprises ($10k), Cielo Property Group ($10k), development legal firm Coats Rose ($5k), Gulf Coast Community Builders ($5k), Milestone Community Builders ($15k), Pearlstone Partners ($21k), Slate Real Estate Partners ($8.4k), Drenner Group ($10k), real estate lobbyist Jeff Howard ($1k), DMA Development ($5k).
It also got some serious dough from some folks who have an interest in buying goodwill from the city’s political establishment. Lyft donated $10,000, while Neutron Holdings, the owner of Lime scooters, contributed $7,500. Anthony Precourt gave $1,500.
A few other randos: Dallas-based Centaurus Investments ($15k), concert promoter C3 Presents ($5.2k), SXSW LLC ($5k).
At first glance, it looks like they’ve spent over $150,000 on TV ads, about $112,000 on digital ads and about $31,000 on print ads and direct mail.