Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Lobbyist Disclosure

Lobbyists Influencing the City

Contact Lobbyists

The San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance requires contact lobbyists to register with the Commission and disclose activity on a monthly basis. The reports may be reviewed by browsing or searching the San Francisco lobbyist directory, downloading the reports in a variety of data formats from SF OpenData, or by querying the Lobbyist API.


Directories & Search

View directories of lobbyists, firms, and clients and search transactions on reports.

View Directory


Lobbyist Datasets

Download lobbyist data or use the data to build maps, charts and graphs.

Download Data


Lobbyist API

Use the lobbyist API to query the lobbyist data for use in an app or web application.

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Expenditure Lobbyists

An expenditure lobbyist is an individual or entity that spends $2,500 or more in a calendar month to solicit, request, or urge others to communicate directly with a City officer in order to influence local legislative or administrative action.  City officers covered by this rule generally include elected City officials, members of City boards and commissions, and City department heads.

Registration & Disclosure Statements

Lobbyists on Behalf of the City

The San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance, S.F. Admin. Code Section 67.1 et seq., requires lobbyists who contract for economic consideration with the City to represent the City in matters before any local, regional, state or federal administrative or legislative body to file quarterly activity reports with the Ethics Commission. These persons and entities are referred to as “Lobbyists on Behalf of the City.”

Lobbyists on Behalf of the City should not be confused with lobbyists who attempt to influence City officers on local legislative or administrative action on behalf of private parties. The latter are regulated by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance, S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 2.100, et seq., not by the Sunshine Ordinance.

Disclosure Statements

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