Council and Public Services
Notice to Industry Professionals
If you are compensated to interact with the Los Angeles Office of the City Clerk, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. Any individual may qualify as a lobbyist, regardless of occupation, education, training, or professional title. A lobbyist may hold a position that includes but is not limited to attorney, CEO, consultant, government liaison, business owner, permit applicant, urban planners, expediters, land developers, architect, various real estate professionals and others.
Council and Public Services (CPS) provides services to the public, Mayor, the Council and its Committees, as well as other City departments and agencies. Annually, the division attests over 2,100 contracts, posts and publishes more than 1,500 legally required notices and ordinances, and as mandated by the Charter, accepts over 3,700 claims against the City. In addition, the division processes more than 15,000 documents transmitted for Council consideration and creates in excess of 3,000 Council files each year. As Council’s official record keeper, CPS provides Council Clerks, Voting Clerks, and Legislative Assistants to support and facilitate the meetings of the Council and its Committees, maintaining records of all Council actions.