Contact Lobbyists

San Francisco law requires Contact Lobbyists to register and file reports disclosing their lobbying activity. It also imposes a training obligation and certain restrictions on these lobbyists.

On January 1, 2018, Proposition T, an Ethics Commission-proposed measure adopted by San Francisco voters at the November 2016 election, went into effect. This measure enacted new restrictions on gifts, campaign contributions, and bundling by lobbyists.

Contact Lobbyist Disclosure Process

Laws

The City’s Lobbyist Ordinance is found at Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 et seq.

The Ethics Commission has also promulgated regulations implementing the Lobbyist Ordinance.

The ballot measure Proposition T restricts lobbyists gifts, contributions and bundling.

Resources

Visit the Commission’s Training & Resources page for a full listing of trainings and resources applicable to lobbyists.

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