Definitions Relating to Lobbyist and Lobbying Activities

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Lobbyist Registration and Contact Log Form for Meeting with a Margate City Commissioner

1. Meeting with a Margate City Commissioner: To Promote full and complete transparency, lobbyists and their principals or employers who intend to meet or otherwise communicate with a Margate City Commissioner for the purpose of engaging in lobbying activities, either at the City Commissioner's office or elsewhere on the City of Margate's premises, must register by legibly completing a contact log listing each City Commissioner with whom the lobbyist, principal or employee meets or intends on meeting or communicating. The contact log must be filed with the Margate City Clerk's Office, and can be done in person or on the city's website at www.margatefl.com. The registration will be filed for public inspection.

2. Meeting with a Covered Individual (other than a Margate City Commissioner): To further promote full and complete transparency, lobbyists and their principals or employers who intend to meet or otherwise communicate with a Covered Individual (other than a Margate City Commissioner) for the purpose of engaging in lobbying activities, must register by legibly completing a contact log listing each Covered Individual with whom the lobbyist, principal or employee meets or intends on meeting or communicating. The contact log must be filed with the Margate City Clerk's Office and can be done in person or on the city's website at www.margatefl.com.

"Lobbyist" shall be defined as a person retained with or without compensation for the purpose of lobbying or a person employed by another person or entity on a full or part-time basis principally to lobby on behalf of that other person or entity.


"Lobbying or lobbying activities" shall be defined as communication by any means from a lobbyist to a covered individual regarding any item that will foreseeably be decided by a final decision-making authority which the communication seeks to influence convince or persuade the covered individual to support or oppose. It does not include communications at a duly noticed public meeting or attorney to attorney representing the city regarding a pending or imminent judicial or adversarial administrative proceeding against the City of Margate.


"Covered Individual" shall be defined as a member of the governing body of any municipality; any member of a final decision making body under the jurisdiction of any municipality; chief legal officer; chief administrative officer; any member of a procurement committee; head of any department of municipal government that makes final recommendations to decision-making authority that ranks or evaluates for recommendation to a final decision-making authority.


"Filed for Public Inspection" shall be defined as a form completed legibly and filed with the Margate City Clerk's office and inputted into a city database that is searchable by internet.

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Lobbyist Registration and Contact Log Form for Meeting with a Margate City Commissioner
April 2014
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