Lobbyist Activity 50% open

Anne Arundel County, MD

What data is expected?

A complete suite of lobbying data should include information about registration and activity — who is paying lobbyists and, ideally, how much and where money is spent.

For the purposes of the U.S. City Open Data Census, lobbyist activity data should include structured information from the registration and activity reports that lobbyists are required to file: lobbyist information, client information, and descriptions of lobbying activity. Public access to this data is essential for the public to gain insight into the world of municipal influence.

Note: In some cities lobbyist registration data will be seperate from lobbyist activity data. (More info)

  • Lobbyist registration information — including name, contact information, and date of registration
  • Client information — including name and contact information of the individual or firm paying for the lobbyist’s time
  • Description of lobbying activity — including name of the public official lobbied, date contact was made, specific request, decision, or policy discussed

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed No
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date No
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format pdf format
findable 2
findable_steps Went to home page of AA County, clicked on departments menu, then clicked on ethics commission
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name Anne Arundel Ethics Commission
characteristics Lobbyist registration information — including name, contact information, and date of registration
location href="http://www.aacounty.org/boards-and-commissions/ethics-commission/registered-lobbyists/" http://www.aacounty.org/boards-and-commissions/ethics-c">rel="nofollow">http://www.aacounty.org/boards-and-commissions/ethics-c - List of registered lobbyists
For a government district the size of some small U.S. states, the data is crap. But you wouldn't know it from the questions asked here.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.aacounty.org/boards-and-commissions/ethics-c - List of registered lobbyists
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 20:17:21 GMT+0000 (UTC)