November 14, 2016 •
Miami Beach Voters Reject Changes to Ethics Laws
Miami Beach residents rejected two ballot measures looking to ease certain restrictions on lobbyists.
The first would have allowed architects and landscape architects to serve on city land-use boards and work on city projects at the same time, as long as they do not lobby for a project they would eventually vote on. Currently, these architects are not allowed to serve on a land-use board while working on a project for the city.
The second measure would have allowed lobbyists to forego filing an annual statement if they did not spend or receive money for lobbying during the year. Lobbyists currently must file annual reports regardless of their level of activity, and they are subject to fines for failing to do so.
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