Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – June 9, 2004 – ETHICS COMMISSION RELEASES FIRST QUARTER 2004 REPORT ON LOBBYIST ACTIVITY

PRESS RELEASE

 

Contact:                                                                                     For Release:

Mabel Ng                                                                                 

June 9, 2004

(415) 581-2300

 

 

 

ETHICS COMMISSION RELEASES FIRST QUARTER 2004

REPORT ON LOBBYIST ACTIVITY

 

 

The San Francisco Ethics Commission has released a summary of activities reported by 40 lobbyists filing with the City and 

County

 

of 

San Francisco

 for the first quarter lobbyist disclosure period covering January 1 through 

March 31, 2004

 

The report summarizes payments promised by or received from clients of contract lobbyists and payments made by business and organization and expenditure lobbyists for the purpose of influencing local legislative or administration action.  In addition, the report details lobbyist activity expenses, political contributions, gift tickets or admissions given to City officials, City contracts awarded during the reporting period, payments received in exchange for providing campaign consulting services, and employment of City officers or employees.

 

Because of a current shortage of staff due to budgetary constraints, this report of lobbyist activity does not list City officers contacted and specific positions advocated.  Individual lobbyist activity reports containing this information are available from the Ethics Commission office at 

30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900

, on weekdays from 

8:00 a.m.

 to 

5:00 p.m.

 

Copies of the summary report will be available on the internet at the Commission’s website at www.sfgov.org/ethics/lobreg.htm, or from the Ethics Commission office.

 

Summary of First Quarter 2004 Lobbyist Activity

 

1.         Payments to Contract Lobbyists

 

Contract lobbyists reported receiving $876,502 in payments from clients for influencing local legislative or administrative action during the first quarter.  The three lobbyists that received the highest amount of payments during the first quarter were:  HMS Associates, $257,000; Barnes, Mosher, Whitehurst, Lauter & Partners, $203,898; and Morrison & Foerster, $87,041.  

 

2.         Payments Made by Business and Organization and Expenditure Lobbyists

 

Business and organization and expenditure lobbyists reported spending a total of$176,517 during the first quarter to influence local legislative and administrative action.  The business and organization and expenditure lobbyists that made the largest total payments in the first quarter were:  Comcast Corporation, $83,006; RCN Telecom Services of California, $24,386; and Citizens to Save the Waterfront, $17,000.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Political Contributions

 

Quarter

Number of Lobbyists

Payments Promised to Contract Lobbyists

Payments Received by Contract Lobbyists           

Payments Made by B/O & Expenditure Lobbyists

Total Activity Expenses

Total Contributions Made

First Quarter 1996

46

*

$193,924

$194,419

$46,659

$26,350

Second Quarter 1996

48

*

$397,487

$362,676

$92,113

$37,350

Third Quarter 1996

51

*

$492,200

$194,910

$82,846

$288,074

Fourth Quarter 1996

49

*

$633,854

$184,952

$298,023

$306,200

1996 Totals

 

 

$1,717,465

$936,957

$519,641

$657,974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter 1997

53

*

$687,854

$157,037

$58,896

$17,099

Second Quarter 1997

53

*

$814,461

$137,878

$62,542

$62,542

Third Quarter 1997

52

*

$696,768

$125,193

$62,087

$3,325

Fourth Quarter 1997

52

*

$713,442

$142,699

$318,653

$31,900

1997 Totals

 

 

$2,912,525

$562,807

$502,178

$114,866

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter 1998

54

*

$736,956

$202,273

$40,229

$232,934

Second Quarter 1998

54

*

$781,308

$146,742

$44,355

$450,873

Third Quarter 1998

53

*

$779,146

$235,666

$40,475

$29,667

Fourth Quarter 1998

56

*

$964,340

$196,690

$31,107

$45,344

1998 Totals

 

 

$3,261,750

$781,371

$156,166

$758,818

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter 1999

52

*

$771,256

$157,841

$31,415

$16,950

Second Quarter 1999

50

*

$936,558

$200,658

$15,683

$36,700

Third Quarter 1999

51

$818,178

$803,881

$3,299,862

$21,183

$33,806

Fourth Quarter 1999

48

$752,976

$1,024,083

$201,505

$20,095

$471,949

1999 Totals

 

$1,571,154

$3,535,778

$3,859,866

$88,376

$559,405

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter 2000

49

$771,004

$1,133,208

$211,343

$20,892

$99,151

Second Quarter 2000

45

$1,232,453

$1,343,491

$645,384

$23,826

$192,324

Third Quarter 2000

45

$840,439

$1,167,481

$171,671

$34,358

$85,607

Fourth Quarter 2000

44

$656,125

$1,225,536

$246,963

$12,251

$407,601

2000 Totals

 

$3,500,021

$4,869,716

$1,275,361

$91,327

$784,683

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter 2001

44

$744,848

$1,211,181

$157,177

$11,177

$13,580

Second Quarter 2001

50

$782,808

$1,270,966

$195,980

$22,353

$26,875

Third Quarter 2001

46

$752,042

$976,304

$136,432

$20,838

$363,300

Fourth Quarter 2001

46

$724,308

$1,048,135

$114,967

$20,366

$1,064,275

2001 Totals

 

$3,004,006

$4,506,586

$604,556

$74,734

$1,468,030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter 2002

40

$599,510

$637,444

$117,522

$31,690

$115,904

Second Quarter 2002

Third Quarter 2002

Fourth Quarter 2002

41

41

45

$743,553

$661,594

$742,763

$955,391

$703,902

$859,820

$212,522

$182,631

$187,111

$21,957

$12,598

$11,520

$20,733

$1,107,938

$2,074,570

2002 Totals

 

$2,747,420

$3,156,557

$699,786

$77,765

$3,319,145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter 2003

40

$680,971

$921,356

$217,689

$20,358

$8,825

Second Quarter 2003

41

$703,831

$793,801

$185,827

$22,022

$26,470

Third Quarter 2003

45

$956,911

$1,054,391

$297,866

$11,853

$254,110

Fourth Quarter 2003

46

$855,813

$995,624

$585,993

$11,063

$321,885

2003 Totals

 

$3,197,526

$3,765,172

$1,287,375

$65,296

$611,290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter 2004

40

$651,382

$876,502

$20,125

$65,250

$176,517

Political contributions made by lobbyists during the first quarter totaled $62,250.  The lobbyists making the largest contributions during the first quarter were: San Francisco Association of Realtors, $28,500; Pacific Gas & Electric, $17,000; and Bank of 

America

, $5,000.

 

* Data not available.

 

 

 

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