San Francisco voters enacted a measure, Proposition T, that makes significant changes to the city’s rules governing gifts and campaign contributions to city officers, elected officials and candidates.

  • As the City of San Francisco broadly defines the term “lobbyist” to include individuals and companies that spend to encourage the public to communicate with city officials, Proposition T will have a broad impact, including on lobbyists, lobbying firms, corporations and others that employ lobbyists.
  • Conduct in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2017 may trigger certain restrictions in Proposition T, and companies and others planning to make contributions during the 2018 cycle should be mindful of these rule changes.

An update recently posted by Perkins Coie briefly details the new requirements imposed by Proposition T.  Read the full update here.