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File #: 20-0599    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/13/2020 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 8/11/2020 Final action:
Title: Receive Semi-Annual Lobbyist Report of Individuals Engaged in Compensated Lobbying Activities Aimed at Influencing District Decisions, in Accordance With District Ordinance No. 10-01.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1: Lobbyist Report
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:
Title
Receive Semi-Annual Lobbyist Report of Individuals Engaged in Compensated Lobbying Activities Aimed at Influencing District Decisions, in Accordance With District Ordinance No. 10-01.


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RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation
Receive the Semi-Annual Lobbyist Report of Individuals Engaged in Compensated Lobbying Activities for the period January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020.


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SUMMARY:
In accordance with reporting requirements of the Lobbyist Ordinance, Ordinance No. 10-01, adopted by the Board on June 5, 2010, the attached Semi-Annual Lobbyist Report of Individuals Engaged in Compensated Lobbying Activities (Attachment 1) for the period of January 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020, is provided for Board information.

The Lobbyist Ordinance was adopted by the Board to ensure that the public is aware of the identity of interests which attempt to influence decisions of the District.

A Lobbyist webpage ( https://www.valleywater.org/how-we-operate/lobbyist-ordinance) has been created on the District's website providing the public access to the District's Lobbyist Ordinance, Lobbyist Report, filing forms and a frequently asked questions form.

Along with providing a semi-annual report, the Lobbyist Ordinance also requires that the Clerk recommend a fee schedule to the Board for adoption, based on the estimated cost of the services provided pursuant to the ordinance. With only two registered individuals at present, there has not been a significant amount of staff time spent in performing duties relevant to lobbyist registration. Therefore, no fee schedule is recommended at this time. The Clerk will continue to monitor staff time required to process lobbyist reports and return to the Board at a future date, if necessary, to recommend a fee schedule.


FINANCIAL IMPACT:
There is no financial impact associated with this item.


CEQA:
The recommended action does not constitute a project under CEQA because it does not have the pot...

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