Lobbying occurs when a person is paid to attempt to influence City action on behalf of someone else. To ensure that the public is informed about significant levels of lobbying activity, City law requires those who qualify as lobbying entities to register with the Ethics Commission and disclose a variety of information, including their clients, the City actions they attempt to influence, the City agencies involved, and the amount of money spent in their efforts to influence City decision makers.
This dashboard is a way to explore lobbying activity that has been reported to the Ethics Commission. It includes lobbying registrations reported since 2001, and payments and fundraising reported since 2003. Reporting is required on a quarterly basis and the deadlines are April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31. Details and copies of disclosure reports are available through the Public Data Portal.