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Lobbyist Registration Ordinance Approved By Board of Supervisors

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On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to require the registration of individuals who engage in lobbying activities before the County of Orange. Specifically “lobbying activities” means any oral, written, or electronic communication to a County Supervisor, made directly or indirectly, for the purpose of persuading or influencing official actions or decisions of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

A True Measure of Integrity: Transparency

Yesterday, the Board considered a proposal from Supervisor Bill Campbell to take Orange County out of the dark ages of back room political deals and insider influence trading into the 21st century world of government transparency. The proposal itself did not go nearly far enough, but it was a first step that required registration of paid lobbyists.

Senator Joe Dunn (ret.) to OC Board of Supervisors: Adopt Lobbying Reforms!

After the Orange County Board of Supervisors failed to agendize proposed reforms requiring lobbyists to register and report on their activities to influence county government on matters of public interest, Senator Joe Dunn (ret.) spoke during Public Comments, noting he filed a notice to circulate a petition before the voters. Confident taxpayers want County government to operate with transparency and accountability, Dunn plans to lead an effort to gather the nearly 73,000 signatures required to place the reforms on the November 2010 ballot.