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California Local Lobbying

California City, County and Special District Local Lobby Ordinances

In addition to complying with federal tax law and California state law regarding lobbying activities, organizations must know that certain cities, counties and special districts have separate laws regulating lobbying activities.

Nonprofit organizations that engage in public policy advocacy in California may have reporting obligations under the California Political Reform Act (CPRA) and its implementing regulations. Take a look at these resources from the Alliance for Justice to learn more about the CPRA and its impact on nonprofit advocacy in California, particularly with respect to ballot measure activity and lobbying of state officials.