Lobbyist Activity 61% open

Austin, TX

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 License field for dataset "The license for this dataset is unspecified"
Available in bulk No Several different datasets are available and individually downloadable - including lobbyists, clients, etc.
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, RDF, XLS, XML
findable 4
findable_steps googled Austin Lobbyist Data
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name The Office of the City Clerk
characteristics 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
location - https://data.austintexas.gov/dataset/Lobbyist-Reports/aahu-djdd/ - https://data.austintexas.gov/dataset/Lobbyist-Registrants/58ix-34ma - https://data.austintexas.gov/dataset/Lobbyist-Clients/7ena-g23u/
Data can also be accessed at: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/cityclerk/lobbyist/index.cfm and pdf versions of full lobbyist reports are available there as well.

Meta data

Data location
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV, RDF, XLS, XML
Reviewer   Rachel Mann
Submitters   Rachel Mann
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 20:41:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)