David Cohen is showing his true colors as a politician ready to play the special interest money game. As a school board trustee, he accepted 21 expensive gifts, including free Sharks tickets and a free apple watch. Now that he’s running for City Council, he has already accepted thousands of dollars in special interest money for his campaign.
In fact, Cohen recently accepted a large donation from the Berryessa school district superintendent whose renewal contract he’ll be voting on next year. That’s at minimum a direct conflict of interest and at worst, an example of very poor ethical judgment.
Cohen supports amending Prop 13, which will hurt homeowners and seniors by allowing property taxes to skyrocket. This change would be one of the largest tax increases in California history, with no guarantees the funds are spent wisely. At a time when small businesses are struggling to survive, Cohen supports massive tax increases on San Jose taxpayers and would significantly raise the already expensive cost of living for middle-class residents.
Check the Facts:
-David Cohen, Statement of Economic Interests, San Jose City Clerk & Berryessa Union School District
-460 Recipient Committee Campaign Statement Filed 1/23/20 and 460 Recipient
Committee Campaign Statement Filed 7/27/20
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