In its current form, the City of Boston Lobbying Ordinance creates an unnecessary, unintended burden on both private firms and city officials tasked with implementation. See a copy of the letter & legal memo that an ACEC/MA-backed business coalition recently delivered to Mayor Walsh and Boston CIty Councilors.
October 8, 2019 Presentation to ACEC/MA Private Sector Committee - download pdf
September 4, 2019 update: In late August, the Boston Municipal Lobbying Compliance Commission issued a Request for Information (see attached) on how it should interpret, implement and enforce the new lobbyist ordinance. Comments are due by Friday, September 6 and can be emailed to the Commission’s Chairman, Sammy Nabulsi, at email@example.com
The feedback received will help the Commission to develop a guidance document ahead of the 2020 registration deadline on December 15, 2019. Within the RFI it states that comments should be limited to “matters you believe will be helpful to the general public in understanding the requirements of the ordinance.” It also states that the “Commission is charged with interpreting the current ordinance and is not authorized to change or implement the ordinance in a way that conflicts with the ordinance’s express language.”
September 6, 2019 Update: Here is ACEC/MA's letter filed on September 6 with the Commission.
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