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Lobbyist Reform

The League was an active participant in the 2006 creation of Portland’s lobbyist regulation program.

The League was an active participant in the 2006 creation of Portland’s lobbyist registration and reporting system and continues to monitor it and make recommendations for improvement.  Both non-profit and for-profit organizations that lobby city council must file quarterly reports detailing their spending and contacts.  These reports are made available to the public on the City’s website.

The League believes in an open governmental system and the citizen’s right to know.  Requiring those who seek to influence elected officials and policy makers on critical decisions to report on their activities brings transparency and openness to our city government.  The Portland League is a registered city lobbying entity.

LWV Testimony & Communications

March 2005 - Testimony to Portland City Council (PDF, 104 KB)
Support proposal for lobbyist registration and reporting with suggestions for improvement

September 2005 – Testimony to Portland City Council (PDF, 104 KB)
Support lobbying entity registration and reporting proposal

June 2007 – Testimony to Portland City Council (PDF, 84 KB)
Recommend lowering hourly threshold for reporting from 16 hours to 8 hours

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