San Francisco Bay Area Local Government Lobbyists
Some cities or other local government agencies have adopted good government or "sunshine" ordinances that include registration by lobbyists working on local legislation.
Some cities have put the lobbyist information on their websites. You need to check the sites of the local agencies to see what's available.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco have made some of the lobbyist information available online.
Oakland adopted a sunshine ordinance and puts quarterly reports by lobbyists online. Those are at the Oakland Public Ethics Commission website at:
The quarterly reports have more detailed information, including which government officials the lobbyists contacted and what government action was being lobbied.
Richmond puts reports summarizing local lobbyist activities on its website here:
San Francisco approved a sunshine law and has put online its listings for lobbyists. That's at:
At that page you'll see links for getting alphabetical lists and information on:
- Registered lobbyists in San Francisco
- Business or individual "clients" that employ lobbyists in San Francisco
- Public officials who were contacted by lobbyists