(Title and Section Amended by Ord. No. 169,916, Eff. 8/10/94.)
A. Title. This article shall be known and may be cited as the Los Angeles Municipal Lobbying Ordinance.
B. Findings. The following findings are adopted in conjunction with the enactment of this article:
1. City government functions to serve the needs of all citizens.
2. The citizens of the City of Los Angeles have a right to know the identity of interests which attempt to influence decisions of City government, as well as the means employed by those interests.
3. All persons engaged in compensated lobbying activities aimed at influencing decisions by City government must, when so engaged, be subject to the same regulations, restrictions and requirements, regardless of their background, training or other professional qualifications or license.
4. Complete public disclosure of the full range of activities by and financing of lobbyists and those who employ their services is essential to the maintenance of citizen confidence in the integrity of local government.
5. It is in the public interest to ensure that lobbyists do not misrepresent facts, their positions, or attempt to deceive officials through false communications, do not place City officials under personal obligation to themselves or their clients, and do not represent that they can control the actions of City officials.
6. It is in the public interest to adopt these amendments to the City’s regulations of lobbyists to ensure adequate and effective disclosure of information about efforts to lobby City government.