May 27, 2014 •
San Francisco, California Board to Decide Lobbying Ordinance
The Board of Supervisors will soon vote on ethics legislation introduced last year by City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu. Ordinance 130374 would amend the Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code to expand the definition of lobbyist and require random audits of lobbying reports.
The lobbying exemption for contractors and their attorneys would be limited to in-house officers and employees. Meeting the definition of a lobbyist would depend on the number of contacts with officials rather than the previous measure of compensation. Outside consultants communicating with public officials regarding contract bidding and negotiating would be subject to the registration and reporting requirements of lobbying.
The ordinance will likely be decided at the board meeting on June 10, 2014.
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