San Diego Lobbying Law Alert (January 2019)

We are working with the San Diego Ethics Commission to update a provision of the City’s lobbying law that requires City Lobbying Firms and Organization Lobbyists to disclose confidential information about their employees’ salaries under certain circumstances. Specifically, the lobbying law requires lobbying entities to disclose the exact salaries of […]

Legislative Negotiations Maintain Simple Majority Threshold for Local Special Tax Initiatives; Soda Taxes Banned

As you may recall, the California Supreme Court issued a decision last year which dramatically changed the environment for citizen initiatives aiming to impose special taxes at the local level. The Court effectively concluded that the constitutional two-thirds voter approval requirement for special taxes only applies when the taxes are […]

Anaheim Lobbying Law Report (August 2017)

The Anaheim City Council has passed a “sunshine” law implementing lobbyist registration and reporting, record-keeping for certain officials, and “revolving door” restrictions on former City officials.  The ordinance will go into effect on September 14, 2017, and is one of many new or amended local lobbying ordinances passed in the […]