Section 23.101 through Section 23.109, Chapter 1, Division 3 (Lobbying Activities) of the San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances contain information pertaining to Lobbying Activities and Registration Procedures and Requirements. Attached is a County of San Diego Legislative Advocate Registration Form that one must fill out and sign in order to register as a Lobbyist.
Completed registration forms must be mailed to the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402, San Diego, CA 92101 for processing. Once the office receive the completed registration form, they will send a letter acknowledging the request to register and will assign a registration number to the registrant. This registration number will identify someone as a Registered Lobbyist and must be included on all correspondence with this office.
The following highlights of the San Diego County Code is provided: (If you must register, please read the whole section of the county code)
- Any individual who, on behalf of any corporation, firm, organization or person other than himself attempts to influence a decision to be made by any of those listed in Section 23.102 must register prior to or within 5 days after such contact. (Only contacts outside of public meetings or hearings require registration.)
- Section 23.103 contains expressed exceptions to the registration requirements.
- Instructions for filling out the registration form are contained in Section 23.104.
- Section 23.107 contains the Quarterly Disclosure Requirements for both the Registered Lobbyists and county officers and employees. The term "quarter" means the annual calendar quarter of the year, namely, the time periods encompassed by January 1 – March 31, April 1 – June 30, July 1 – September 30, and October 1 – December 31, respectively.
If you have further questions, please feel free to call the Public Service Section of the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at (619) 531-5600.