October 21, 2013 •
San Jose may serve as a model
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a referral to request a draft lobbying ordinance in order to improve transparency and accountability in county procurements. County Counsel, Orry Korb, is tasked with reviewing existing lobbying regulations in other localities for drafting purposes. The referral specifically mentions San Jose’s lobbying ordinance as one with a proven track record and able to provide much of the necessary framework and language.
A presentation and consideration of a draft lobbying ordinance will be presented to the Finance and Government Operations Committee before a final version is brought to the full board in December, 2013.
Photo of the Santa Clara Government Center courtesy of Coolcaesar in Wikimedia Commons.
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