Well, as Glenn Reynolds would say "heh".
From my previous post on Chevron and the CapnTrade, you guys might get your fondest desire granted. Then you guys can all high-five and fist bump yourselves to the unemployment line.
I'm aware of other chemical companies in Richmond since I did a little engineering work on one of them - General Chemical. There could be a domino effect. Just a guess on my part. But I sure wouldn't be happy that the Mayor of your wonderful town is antagonistic toward the side of the bread that is buttered.
But I am veering off target. The article is about a soda tax.
Fierce campaigning has brought in the kind of money rarely seen in a community of 104,000 people. Soda companies have funneled $2.5 million into efforts to defeat the tax, while supporters have raised only $69,000.I'm sort of curious about how much money Chevron and other companies funnel into the community. It's just a hunch, but I imagine it could be substantial.
In its continuing fight, Chevron has again spent $1.2 million, this time to oppose two council candidates critical of the company and to support three considered supportive.
Richmond, though, is not united. The two-pronged battle has sharpened the differences between the Richmond Progressive Alliance and leaders of the city’s growing Hispanic population and the once-dominant black establishment. Many in those groups oppose the soda tax and side with Chevron.