Friday, July 31, 2015

Media Advisory- City of Hamilton to hold Lobbyist Registry information sessions

HAMILTON, ON – July 29, 2015 – On Thursday, July 30, the City of Hamilton will be holding two public information sessions and lobbyists and members of the public are invited to attend. The second public information session will be held on August 17. The sessions will provide information about the launch of the City’s new Lobbyist Registry online tool.

WHAT: The Lobbyist Registry is an accountability and transparency tool. The Registry goal is to allow members of the public to clearly see who is lobbying the City of Hamilton’s public office

holders, and aligns with the City of Hamilton’s Values and Strategic Priorities.

The Registry emphasizes a culture of open, transparent and accountable government. Adherence to the Lobbyist Registry is standard in doing business with the City, and Lobbyists should become familiar with the provisions in the Lobbyist Registry By-law.

The Lobbyist Registry is supported by the City Clerk’s Office, and City Council has appointed a Lobbyist Registrar to oversee the provisions in the By-law.

There are three sessions:

WHEN: Thursday, July 30th at 2:00 p.m. and at 5:00 p.m. in room 264
Monday, August 17th at 3:00 p.m. in room 830

WHERE: City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

WHO: City of Hamilton staff

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