You will be considered a lobbyist if you wish to meet with the Mayor or the Mayor’s Office staff outside of a formal public meeting with the intent of influencing or changing:
- An existing City of Edmonton program or policy
- An upcoming or future Committee or City Council decision
This may include
- Development of a legislative proposal
- Amendment, passage or defeat of a by-law
- The development, establishment, amendment or termination of a program, policy, directive or guideline of the government or government entity
- The awarding of a grant or financial benefit
- A decision by the City to transfer assets or privatize provision of goods and services
- If you are communicating for a client, arranging a meeting or trying to influence the awarding of a contract
You will not be considered a lobbyist if you are meeting regarding a local constituency matter.
Any agency, board, commission, committee or corporation established by the City with the purpose to fulfill a municipal responsibility would not be considered a lobbyist when meeting to discuss a matter within their mandate as approved by Council. Any topic discussed outside of that scope would be considered lobbying.