Lobbyist Activity 67% open

Birmingham, AL

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 Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format PDF
findable 2
findable_steps I googled "birmingham lobbyist data" and the alabama ethics commission came up. I searched around the AEC website and found a page for lobbyists.
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name Alabama Ethics Commission
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 date of registration is not included client contact information is not included.
location http://www.ethics.alabama.gov/lobbyists.aspx - Landing page with links to registration list
The data set is for ALL lobbyists in the state of Alabama, not just the city of Birmingham.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.ethics.alabama.gov/lobbyists.aspx - Landing page with links to registration list
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Ankit Bansal
Submitters   Ankit Bansal
Last modified   Tue Dec 04 2018 19:15:26 GMT+0000 (UTC)