Lobbying the State costs the County money


According to Code of Iowa Chapter 68B.2(13b3), neither I nor the other nine(9) County elected officials are classified as lobbyists while performing our official duties and responsibilities. That means we can go to the Iowa Capitol and try to persuade various State officials or legislators without being in violation of any Iowa law.

When a person or firm is paid to persuade on someone’s behalf they are called a lobbyist. Linn County employs two lobbying firms: L&L Murphy Associates and Grant Consulting, LLC, and we have paid them about the same amount for last few years. Their contracts are up for renewal so this a heads up that if you want to comment on the lobbyists’ efforts or the contract, you should plan to attend one of the Board’s meetings next week.

Joel D Miller, Linn County Auditor, Educator

From: Gage, Darrin
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:38 PM
To: BOS Agenda
Subject: BOS Agenda: 05/09, 05/11

Monday, 05/09

Discuss a consulting contract with L&L Murphy Associates and Grant Consulting, LLC for consulting and advisory services for the period of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017

Wednesday, 05/11 – Consent Agenda

Approve and authorize chair to sign a consulting contract with L&L Murphy Associates and Grant Consulting, LLC in the amount of $60,000.00 for consulting and advisory services for the period of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017

– Contract attached

2016-2017 Linn County Contract with Murphy and Grant.docx

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