San Francisco’s Prop C: Grassroots Expenditure Lobbyist Disclosure
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Does your nonprofit organization advocate in the City and County of San Francisco? If you spend $2,500 or more in one month on certain grassroots lobbying expenses in San Francisco, you may need to report your activities.
In 2015, the San Francisco Ethics Commission (the Commission) proposed a ballot measure to increase the disclosure requirements for anyone that engages in certain kinds of grassroots mobilization efforts within the City or County of San Francisco. The voters approved “Prop C” on the November 2015 ballot, and the ordinance went into effect in February 2016. This measure does not prohibit grassroots lobbying in San Francisco. However, it does require that organizations paying for certain grassroots lobbying expenses register and report to the Commission as lobbyists.