Lobbyist Activity 100% open

Philadelphia, PA

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 Yes Website says "Usage: No Limitations"
Available in bulk Yes You can export the list of lobbyists all at once, and you can also export various report datasets
Up-to-date Yes Website says data is updated continuously (and lobbyists are required to file quarterly reports).
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, XLS, XML
findable 4
findable_steps Googled Philadelphia Lobbying Data
licence_url https://www.opendataphilly.org/dataset/philadelphia-lob
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Philadelphia Board of Ethics
characteristics Lobbyist registration information — including name, contact information, and date of registration Data is available about lobbying activity but it's incomplete. The data available also doesn't clearly identify clients.
location - https://plis.cloudapp.net/Public/wfSearch.aspx

Meta data

Data location
Data licence   https://www.opendataphilly.org/dataset/philadelphia-lob
Data format   CSV, XLS, XML
Reviewer   Rachel Mann
Submitters   Rachel Mann
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 21:12:12 GMT+0000 (UTC)