Nine candidates are running for three city council seats.
As of the first deadline for disclosing campaign contributions on October 5, the nine had collectively reported raising $62,355 in contributions, according to documents on file with the city clerk.
There is no limit on the size of contributions but any amount over $99 must be itemized to show where candidates are deriving their financial support.
A few facts stand out.
Morgan Mack-Rose reported the most in contributions, $21,112. She is president of the school board and is running against incumbent Ursula Reed to represent District Two.
Reed reported taking in $6,700. It is unusual for an incumbent to raise less than a challenger -- in this case one-third as much. But the campaign is young.
District Six incumbent Jim Prola was the second-best fundraiser thus far, taking in $20,854. By comparison, challenger Herme Almonte, a school board member, raised a tenth as much, $2,072.
Three candidates filed disclosure statements in the District Four race. Collectively they raised just $10,093 as of October 5.
Chris Crow took in $4,504; Darlene Daevu, $3,300 and Benny Lee, $2,288. The fourth candidate, Justin Hutchison, had not filed a statement as of October 8.
A couple of other points stand out.
About half of Mack-Rose's money came from businesses or business groups, notably the Chamber of Commerce. Her business support included $1,000 from the developer behind the Village Marketplace on East 14th Street. Mayor Stephen Cassidy kicked in another $1,000 from his 2010 campaign fund.
Prola derived about $9,000 of support from organized labor, including the firefighters and deputy sheriff's. He also got $1,000 from Village Marketplace developer Innisfree Ventures.
Mike Katz-Lacabe has provided a detailed list of sizeable contributions on his San Leandro Bytes blog.
Katz-Lacabe is a school board member, a political activist recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, and his wife, Marga Lacabe, run's Chris Crow's campaign.
But his "Bytes" on the details of city governance are unfailingly detailed and accurate.