February 26, 2020 •
Chicago Board of Ethics Releases Fourth Binding Advisory Opinion
The Chicago Board of Ethics released a fourth binding advisory opinion to provide additional guidance on Ethics Ordinance 2019-5305.
Effective April 20, it will impose new registration and reporting requirements on certain nonprofit interactions with the city.
The board states the 14 questions addressed in the new advisory opinion reflect the fundamental principal of Chicago’s lobbying law:
If an individual is paid by another person or organization to influence city administrative or legislative actions, the activity should be done transparently, either through official documented administrative processes or through registration and reporting lobbying activity.
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