March 24, 2021 •
Aurora, Colorado Ordinance Creates Lobbyist Registration, Reporting Requirements
The City Council in Aurora, Colorado passed an ordinance to create lobbyist registration and reporting requirements in the city.
Ordinance 2021-08 requires lobbyists to register their clients and income with the City Clerk and submit quarterly, detailed activity reports by January 15, April 15, July 15 October 15 of each year.
City council members, city staff, commission members, and zoning officials will also have to disclose activities with lobbyists.
Lobbyists who do not comply with the regulations could lose the ability to influence city officials on matters from development to zoning rules, permits, and city contracts, face possible expulsion and up to $2,500 fines per charge.
The ordinance passed on March 22 with one nay vote.
Ordinance 21-08 will become effective on August 1, 2021. This effective date was suggested to allow time for the implementation of a platform the city will use for reporting and developing training materials.
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