Councilors vote to pass lobbyist registration ordinance
October 5, 2018
The goal of this legislation is to promote good governance and to ensure transparency in government by requiring registration and disclosure of lobbying activities; to create fairness and consistency by applying the same rules to all persons engaged in lobbying activities; and to reinforce the community’s trust in the integrity of its government by guaranteeing convenient, timely access to information about attempts to influence the government’s decisions. One key piece of the legislation is the creation of an independent City commission to oversee enforcement.
The ordinance will go into effect 180 days after the Mayor signs.