Lobbyists shall file a Notice of Termination within 30 days of the termination of their lobbyist status. Please note: You will still be required to file an annual report up through your termination date.
LOBBYIST FORMS LIST
Form L-100 Registration form – for initial registration and annual renewal and amendments
Form L-200 Supplemental reporting form - to add new clients
Form L-400 Termination form – for individual lobbyists, lobbying firms or clients
Forms for initial registration, annual renewal, amendments, supplemental new client reports and notice of termination can be downloaded by clicking on the link of the appropriate form number from the forms list. You may also contact the City Clerk's Office at (760) 435-3000 to obtain the form. Completed forms with original signatures are to be submitted directly to the City Clerk's Office at 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054. (Completed forms, with signature may be submitted by mail, fax [760-967-3922], or e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
At the behest means under the control of, at the direction of, in cooperation, consultation, coordination or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, or with the express prior consent of any elective officer or candidate for elective City office.
Fees under this ordinance were adopted by Resolution No. 06-R0277-1 on May 3, 2006. *These fees may be adjusted by resolution of the City Council at a later date.The fees currently in effect are as follows:
|Initial Registration Fee||$150* per individual lobbyist or lobbying firm PLUS $15* per client||Due at the time of filing the initial registration (within 15 days of qualifying as a lobbyist or lobbying firm)|
|Annual Registration Renewal||$150* per individual lobbyist or lobbying firm PLUS $15* per client||Due at the time of filing the renewal (January 15 of each year)|
|Supplemental Report||$15* per client||New clients are added and paid for at the time of filing the supplemental report (within 10 days of being retained to lobby on behalf of any person/firm)|
The City's Municipal Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements Ordinance regulates persons who are paid or compensated by others to attempt to influence City decisions. It requires certain individuals and firms to register as a lobbyist with the City Clerk Department and requires annual and supplemental reporting.
No lobbyist shall engage in lobbying activities within the City of Oceanside unless he or she is registered with the City Clerk and has paid any and all fees and fines and has, or will have, met the ethics training requirements within the specified time period. (See Section 16C.7 of the ordinance)
A lobbyist can satisfy the ethics training requirement by attending an ethics training course within 180 days of initial registration. (If the lobbyist is also registered with the State, by being in compliance with ethics training requirements mandated by the Political Reform Act.)
A lobbyist shall complete ethics training covering the topics required by Government Code Section 53234 and file proof of completion of the ethics training course with the City Clerk. Completion of the ethics training provided on-line by the Fair Political Practices Commission or comparable training approved by the City Attorney's office shall satisfy the requirements.
The ordinance defines lobbying as influencing or attempting to influence a legislative or administrative action of the City by direct communication with any City official or any commission, committee, board, task force or member of any other body of the City. [Note: for a complete list of City officials and bodies of the City, reference the current Conflict of Interest Resolution located on this site.]
The purpose of the ordinance is to maintain integrity through a fair and open decision-making process in City government and to ensure that the public and City officials have full knowledge of lobbying activities that have been brought to bear on any legislative or administrative action.
Any lobbyist who fails to register, file the required forms and pay the required fees may be cited and fined under the provisions of the Administrative Remedies Ordinance (Section 1.14 of the City Code). Additionally, registration or renewals or other reports to be filed may not be accepted until all delinquent fees and fines are paid, which means that no lobbying can take place.
Any lobbyist who fails to submit his or her registration, annual renewal, or quarterly and supplemental reports or who fails to identify himself or herself as a lobbyist is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to criminal penalties under Section 1.7 of the City Code. In addition or in lieu of a criminal action, the City Attorney may bring a civil action and/or may seek injunctive relief in the courts. In addition to or in lieu of a criminal or civil action, the provisions under the Administrative Remedies Ordinance are applicable (see City Code Sections 1.14 through 1.18).
No person convicted of a criminal violation of Chapter 16C may act as a lobbyist or attempt to influence municipal legislation for compensation for 2 years after such conviction.
Supplemental reports are used to provide information on only those new clients that were not listed on your initial or annual registration. The per-client fee for new clients is due at the time of filing the Supplemental New Client Report.
For each new client, provide the:
The information identified in "What specific initial registration information is required" for the initial registration is also required to be sbmitted for the Annual Registration Renewal. NOTE: All annual registration and per client fees are due at the time you submit the annual renewal form. Any delinquent fees or fines must be paid prior to the annual registration or the registration will be denied and no lobbying activities can occur until such time that the annual registraion is complete and accepted.(Tip: Keep a copy of all documents for your records.)
REGISTRATION AND REPORTING SCHEDULE
Copies of the records pertaining to the reports are to be preserved by the lobbyist for inspection and audit for four (4) years from the date of filing the report with the City Clerk.
|Initial Registration||Effective June 2, 2006, an initial registration form must be filed with the City Clerk within 15 days after qualifying as a lobbyist|
|Annual Registration Renewal||Renewal is due January 15 of each year (or the following business day if January 15 falls on a weekend or on a Friday when City Hall is closed).|
|Amendments to Registration||Amendments are due within 15 days for any change to registration information (phone, etc.)|
|Supplemental Reports||Due within 10 days of being retained to lobby on behalf of any person/firm who was not listed on the lobbyist’s initial or annual report|
|ETHICS TRAINING COMPLETION FORM|
|Ethics Training Completion||Due within 180 days after initial registration|
Ordinance 06-OR0287-1 was effective June 2, 2006 and amended by Ordinance 11-OR0488-1 which became effective July 22, 2011.
Individual Lobbyist means any individual who is employed, retained or otherwise engaged for compensation to lobby, on behalf of another person, any elected or appointed City official or any commission, committee, board, task force or member of any other body of the City.
Lobbying firm means a person that has one or more employees who are lobbyists on behalf of a client or clients.
Compensation means any economic consideration for services rendered or to be rendered in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, contractual arrangements, contingency fees, success fees, bonuses or awards, or salary.