The Common Council finds that it is in the public interest that the fullest opportunity be afforded to the people of Madison to petition their government and to express freely to City officials and employees their opinions on legislation and on all City policies and activities. The Common Council also recognizes the right of the people of Madison to know who seeks to influence the actions of their City government. The Council finds that, in order to preserve the integrity of the City’s decision-making processes, it is necessary to establish a procedure whereby persons acting as lobbyists are required to provide to the public full information as to their identity, the identity of their principal, their expenditures and their lobbying activities. It is not the intent of this ordinance to discourage or limit the exercise of constitutional rights. [MGO 2.40(1)]
For information on lobbying and registering requirements in the City of Madison, go to City Clerk.