In June 2010, the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors adopted Ordinance 10-01 relating to the registration of lobbyists, reporting requirements governing activities of lobbyists and communications with Board members, and disclosure by Directors of contact with lobbyists.
The Lobbyist Ordinance states that each lobbyist shall register with the Clerk of the Board (Clerk) and shall be deemed active from and after the date of registration until December 31 of the year of registration. (Use Lobbyist Report Form below for initial registration.)
- A lobbyist shall renew his/her registration by January 15 of each succeeding year unless such lobbyist has filed with the Clerk a declaration under penalty of perjury terminating his/her status as a lobbyist. (May use Form A below.)
- Upon initial registration and yearly upon renewal of registration, lobbyists shall pay a fee in an amount to be recommended by the Clerk and approved by resolution of the Board, which fee shall not exceed the reasonable cost of the service provided pursuant to this Ordinance. (A FEE SCHEDULE WILL BE DETERMINED, APPROVED BY THE BOARD, NOTICED AND POSTED.)
- No lobbyist may permissibly engage in lobbying unless he/she has first registered or has renewed registration and paid the fee (once determined) required by this Section.
FORMS & RESOURCES:
Frequently Asked Questions
Lobbyist Report (Form & Instructions)
Form A - Lobbyist Annual Registration and Client Renewal
Form B - Contract Lobbyist Notice of New Client
Form C - Contract Lobbyist Client Notice of Termination