BGA supports limits on lobbying by government officials

The measure was sponsored by Ald. Michele Smith, chair of the Committee on Ethics and Government Oversight, and Ald. Matt O'Shea, 19th.

In a Dec. 18 letter to the Chicago City Council, BGA policy director Marie C. Dillon urged aldermen to support an ordinance that prohibits city officials from lobbying other governments on behalf of paying clients. The measure also prohibits officials from state and local governments from lobbying the city.

The measure was approved. The letter is shared below.