Lobbyist Activity 100% open

Providence, RI

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 XLS
findable 4
findable_steps From the city's homepage go to the City Clerk's homepage and click on Lobbyist Info
licence_url https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/1.0/
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Providence 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, Description of lobbying activity — including name of the public official lobbied, date contact was made, specific request, decision, or policy discussed
location http://www.providenceri.gov/city-clerk/lobbyist-reports - Providence Registered Lobbyist Quarterly Activity Reports, http://www.providenceri.gov/city-clerk/lobbyist-registr - Providence Registered Lobbyists

Meta data

Data location   http://www.providenceri.gov/city-clerk/lobbyist-reports - Providence Registered Lobbyist Quarterly Activity Reports
   http://www.providenceri.gov/city-clerk/lobbyist-registr - Providence Registered Lobbyists
Data licence   https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/1.0/
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Ivan mn
Submitters   Ivan mn
Last modified   Fri Feb 02 2018 15:22:48 GMT+0000 (UTC)