Lobbyist Activity 67% open

Baltimore, MD

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 No licensing information is available.
Available in bulk Yes You can open and download a pdf of the current list of registered lobbyists.
Up-to-date Yes Lists are available for each year. The current list of lobbyists was updated within the last month.
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format Only available in PDF
findable 2
findable_steps Googled Baltimore Lobbying Data, then googled Baltimore Open Data, then googled Baltimore City Clerk, and eventually found the Ethics Department through the Baltimore City website
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name Baltimore Ethics Board
characteristics Lobbyist registration information — including name, contact information, and date of registration Limited information about clients (name only) is available.
location - https://ethics.baltimorecity.gov/lobbyist-registration-lists

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Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Rachel Mann
Submitters   Rachel Mann
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 20:52:43 GMT+0000 (UTC)