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9/7/2007  2:08:00 PM
Newell Aldrich, Licata Office, (206) 386-901

Council President Nick Licata

Council President seeks lessons from other cities on how to best promote open government

SEATTLE As part of his ongoing promotion of open government, Council President Nick Licata is developing legislation that will require the registration of professional lobbyists and the filing of their expenditures aimed at influencing City government. In order to seek the best practices from other jurisdictions, Council President Licata, chair of the Public Safety, Governmental Relations, and Arts Committee, is hosting a forum on lobbying registration on Tuesday, September 11, noon-1:30 pm in Council chambers. Council President Licata said, The public has a right to know who is trying to influence their elected representatives. Other governments can give us valuable insight into how to make Seattle City Hall more transparent.

  • What: Forum on Lobbyist Registration, Special Meeting of the Public Safety, Governmental Relations, and Arts Committee
  • Who: Washington State Public Disclosure Commission Executive Director Vickie Rippie; King County Ombudsman Amy Calderwood; A representative from Portland, Oregon
  • When: Tuesday, September 11, noon-1:30 pm
  • Where: Council Chambers, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Second Floor


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