Lobbyist Activity 100% open

San Francisco, CA

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
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, JSON, RDF, TSV, XML
findable 4
findable_steps Go to data.sfgov.org; search for "Lobbyist"; 1st, 2nd, and 5th links.
licence_url http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/1.0/ On any of 3 datasets, click "Show More", under "Licensing and Attribution".
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 Requires joining across three datasets.
collector_name San Francisco 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, Description of lobbying activity — including name of the public official lobbied, date contact was made, specific request, decision, or policy discussed
location href="https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Known-Issue-Lobbyist-Activity-Contacts-of-Public-/hr5m-xnxc" https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Know">rel="nofollow">https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Know - Lobbyist Activity - Contacts of Public Officials, href="https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Known-Issue-Lobbyist-Directory/exbu-si57" https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Know">rel="nofollow">https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Know - Lobbyist Directory, href="https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Known-Issue-Lobbyist-Client-Directory/u4y3-k4vs" https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Know">rel="nofollow">https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Know - Lobbyist Client Directory

Meta data

Data location   https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Know - Lobbyist Activity - Contacts of Public Officials
   https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Know - Lobbyist Directory
   https://data.sfgov.org/City-Management-and-Ethics/-Know - Lobbyist Client Directory
Data licence   http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/1.0/
Data format   CSV, JSON, RDF, TSV, XML
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 22:49:47 GMT+0000 (UTC)