December 18, 2014 •
Santa Monica, California Council Wants Lobbying Regulations
City Council has directed staff to draft an ordinance to require all lobbyists and others involved in municipal business to register with the city.
Council broadened the original proposal by Councilmember Sue Himmelrich and Mayor Pro Tem Tony Vazquez to require registration not only for those benefiting directly from city business, but any entity weighing in on issues. Councilmember Pam O’Connor wants registration required for everyone from local neighborhood representatives with issues before City Council to paid lobbyists.
Following a unanimous vote, the Office of the City Attorney was directed to begin researching, but not to hurry the process.
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