June 28, 2022 •
Santa Ana city council unanimously passed the first reading of a new lobbyist registration ordinance, outlining who must register, when reports are required, and the penalties for failing to follow the rules laid out in the ordinance. The ordinance defines […]
Santa Ana city council unanimously passed the first reading of a new lobbyist registration ordinance, outlining who must register, when reports are required, and the penalties for failing to follow the rules laid out in the ordinance.
The ordinance defines a lobbyist as any individual, business entity or organization, including a non-profit organization, that receives or becomes entitled to receive five hundred dollars or more in consideration in a month to lobby.
Once an individual becomes a lobbyist, they are required to register with the city clerk within 15 days.
If the ordinance follows the typical path to become law, the bill will need to be voted on two more times before it officially passes.
October 17, 2012 •
Additional Disclosures Will Not Include Lobbyist Registrations
City Council has passed the resident-driven Sunshine Ordinance with the intention to make city government more transparent. The ordinance requires builders to hold community meetings in connection with certain developments and calls for online posting of additional information regarding requests for proposals.
Although advocates originally proposed registration requirements for lobbyists, the new law provides only online access to city officials’ scheduled meetings with lobbyists and to information on forms already required to be filed by campaign committees and public officials.
The measure’s effective date will be November 14, 2012, 30 days from Monday’s final vote.
Photo of the Santa Ana City Hall courtesy of Eli Pousson on Wikipedia.
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