Some of the city's most powerful lobbyists descended on Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday to learn about--not influence--some new city legislation.
The city Ethics Commission held an information session on the city's lobbying ordinance, which requires more comprehensive financial reporting.
There will be far fewer lobbyists--about 70 instead of 300--under the city's new definition. The revised law says lobbyists are those who make $4,000 a quarter influencing city legislation. Occasional advocates who are paid small sums for their work are not considered lobbyists.