A correction needs to be made to a recent letter, printed in New Times, which said that A Better Atascadero (ABA) does not report donations. This is incorrect.
A Better Atascadero is a nonprofit Political Action Committee and follows all legal reporting requirements, which are available for public review. All donations more than $99 are indeed reported, just as local city candidates are required to do.
ABA formed to support strong economic development, protect property rights, support local businesses, and provide information to residents on local issues. The reason candidates supported by A Better Atascadero have been elected is because ABA represents the position of a majority of Atascadero residents.
-- Ron Walters - A Better Atascadero president