So, If You're Lobbying Dallas City Hall, You Need to Report To, Um, Everyone?
It will be interesting to see how this works in the actual implementation. The list includes City Secretary Deborah Watkins, for example. Does that mean the lobbyists have to go online and fill in a little electronic form every time they call the City Secretary's Office or walk into her office?
You mean the lobbyists have to report every time they go in there to get an agenda? But if not, what? Couldn't the lobbyists say, "Oh, I didn't report that contact with Ms. Watkins because it was just a routine inquiry?"
Here we go with a huge amount of "paperwork" (even though a lot of it will be done digitally) for purposes that are difficult for a veteran reporter to divine. The entry one would love to find on the lobbyist self-tattle-tale page would be, "Met with mayor at 9 a.m. and offered hundred grand toward Senate campaign in exchange for zoning vote on my client's deal."