Lobbyist Bulletin

Dates to Remember

November 1, 2010 (M)  3rd Quarter 2010 lobbying reports due
November 9, 2010 (Tue)    CEC meeting--9:30 a.m., City Hall #1050

Filing Reminder

Remember to file your third quarter 2010 lobbying reports by the Monday, November 1, 2010 deadline. You must file a lobbying report (for you and one for your associated lobbying firm or lobbyist employer) for any quarter in which you were registered to lobby the City, even if you have no activity to report.

Prohibition on Gifts from Lobbyists and Lobbying Firms

As the holiday season approaches, please remember that lobbyists and lobbying firms may not make gifts to City officials of agencies they lobby. LAMC Section 49.5.10(A)4. The prohibition extends to all gifts, even those of nominal value, and includes gift baskets, baked goods, boxes of candies and other similar items, even if given to the entire staff of an agency. 

Lobbyists, Political Activity and the 2011 Municipal Elections

On March 11, 2011, the City will hold munipcal elections for the even numbered City Council district seats. We remind you that Los Angeles Charter Section 470(c)11 bans contributions from lobbyists and lobbying firms to any City elective officer or candidate for elective City office and their City controlled committees.  However, all lobbying entities are permitted to engage in fundraising on behalf of City candidates and officeholders, subject to the disclosure requirements of those activities, pursuant to the Municipal Lobbying Ordinnace (LAMC Section 48.01 et seq.).

Please call the City Ethics Commission at (213) 978-1960 should you have questions.

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Los Angeles Ethics Commission
200 N. Spring Street
City Hall, 24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 978-1960