Lobbyist Activity 50% open

Detroit, MI

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 All information on detroitmi.gov is copyrighted to City of Detroit.
Available in bulk Yes Links to PDF registration documents available for both Inactive and Active Lobbyists
Up-to-date No Unclear when page content was created or edited. Most Active Lobbyist registrations seem to be from 2017.
Available free online Yes Available on City's website (detroitmi.gov), not specifically the open data portal
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format PDF
findable 3
findable_steps 1. Go to detroitmi.gov; 2. Search "Lobby" in upper right search; 3. Go to registration page
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Office of Detroit 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 http://www.detroitmi.gov/How-Do-I/File/Lobbyist-Registr - City of Detroit website "Lobbyist Registration", http://www.detroitmi.gov/How-Do-I/File/Inactive-Lobbyis - City of Detroit website list of "Inactive Lobbyists", http://www.detroitmi.gov/How-Do-I/File/Active-Lobbyists - City of Detroit website list of "Active Lobbyists"

Meta data

Data location   http://www.detroitmi.gov/How-Do-I/File/Lobbyist-Registr - City of Detroit website "Lobbyist Registration"
   http://www.detroitmi.gov/How-Do-I/File/Inactive-Lobbyis - City of Detroit website list of "Inactive Lobbyists"
   http://www.detroitmi.gov/How-Do-I/File/Active-Lobbyists - City of Detroit website list of "Active Lobbyists"
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Apr 30 2018 19:04:43 GMT+0000 (UTC)