Who is a lobbyist?

A lobbyist is any person, firm, or corporation employed or retained, whether paid or not, by a principal who seeks to encourage the passage, defeat, or modification(s) of:

  • Any ordinance, resolution, action or decision of any councilmember
  • Any action, decision, recommendation of any city board or committee
  • Any action, decision or recommendation of any personnel defined in any manner above, during the time period of the entire decision-making process on such action, decision or recommendation which foreseeably will be heard or reviewed by the city council, or a city board or committee

(Code of Ordinances - Division 3 - Section 2-400.)

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1. Who is a lobbyist?
2. When should a lobbyist register with the City?
3. Where can forms be obtained?
4. How can I submit completed forms?
5. What information will a lobbyist be asked to provide?
6. Should a lobbyist file and disclose their annual expenditures?
7. Is there a registration fee?
8. Who is not required to register as a lobbyist?
9. Are registration forms and annual disclosure statements public records?