Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-0682    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance authorizing the creation of a Lobbyist Registration Program in Lake County
Type: ordinance Status: Completed
File created: 4/19/2021 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/10/2021
Title: Ordinance authorizing the creation of a Lobbyist Registration Program in Lake County.
Attachments: 1. Lobbyist Registration - Final 050321.pdf

Title

Ordinance authorizing the creation of a Lobbyist Registration Program in Lake County.

 

Staff Summary

                     In December 2019, the Financial and Administrative Committee requested that staff review the possibility of creating a Lobbyist Registration Ordinance in Lake County for the purpose of increasing transparency.

                     Staff completed research and presented options and a draft ordinance in February 2020. Further direction was received to return to the committee for adoption.

                     The ordinance establishes a lobbyist registration program in Lake County, providing specifics on who needs to apply and in what situations. The Lake County Clerk’s Office will manage the program.

                     At this time, County Administration recommends that this ordinance be postponed indefinitely.

 

Body

ORDINANCE

 

WHEREAS, Lake County has the authority to implement a Lobbyist Registration program, setting specifics standards and processes for those that attempt to influence County Officials, Appointees, and Employees on county matters; and

 

WHEREAS, the creation of a Lobbyist Registration program improves transparency on the political processes of the County.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that specific standards and regulations are created requiring lobbyists to register in Lake County.

 

DATED at Waukegan, Illinois on May 11, 2021.