Wimberley: City or Not?
More on Wimberley: Development and real estate interests contributed the lion's share of money collected by the Take Back Wimberley campaign, which supports abolishing the local government. That's according to political push cards being distributed by the opposition, Citizens for Wimberley Good Government, which links six of the seven top contributors to real estate-related fields. City campaign finance documents show that developer/rancher Rocky Romano topped the list of big-money contributors (big by small-town standards) with $1,500. John McCrocklin, owner of a Wimberley real estate firm, and Bob Peerman, of Peerman Land Co. in far Southwest Austin, each contributed $1,000, as did three other donors described by the opposition as real estate investors. The second highest contribution -- $1,250 -- came from insurance firm owner Greg Myers. As for developer Romano, the amount of his contribution doesn't seem all that newsworthy, except maybe in Wimberley. "They came in and asked me for help, so I gave them $1,500," he said matter-of-factly. "And it turned out I was the biggest."