Tuesday was another deadline to file campaign finance reports for city of Aspen races.
Backyard Energy, the group in support of the advisory question on the city’s hydro plant, raised $950 in the reporting period of Oct. 17-30. The group spent $729. Combined with cash left over from earlier in the campaign, the group has $1,137 on hand.
The group also received an anonymous contribution of $200, which co-chair Ruthie Brown said was returned. City election laws don’t allow anonymous contributions of $20 or more to local campaigns.
“We really could have used the money,” she said.
Support our Schools Locally, the group backing the sales tax increase for the Aspen School District, raised $750 in the two-week reporting period, all from a single donation from the Colorado Education Association. Combined with the $4,439 in cash on hand going into the reporting period, the group has $5,064 in the bank with less than a week to go before Election Day.
The anti-hydro committee — Citizens for Responsible Projects — did not a file a report, due to an oversight. Committee co-chair Maurice Emmer said a report would be filed Wednesday.
Other campaign finance reports for county issues and other election matters will be filed later this week.