S.F. lobbying laws due for tightening

by - December 10, 2013

Whether Yaki broke the law hinges on the distinction between legal work and lobbying. Yaki, a well-connected former supervisor, has insisted that he worked for the air-system company as an attorney and "within the parameters of the ordinance." Most San Franciscans do not lose sleep at night worrying about whether lawyers are serving as unregistered lobbyists. But the essence of the disclosure law - which Yaki voted for as a supervisor in 2000 - is sound: The public interest is served by knowing who is being paid by whom to advocate on an issue.

S.F. lobbying laws due for tightening - SFGate

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