New York City Lobby Commission puts JJOKE to shame
I’d never have believed I’d be saying this but the New York City Lobby Commission is the top lobby disclosure entity in New York State.
It’s not even close. Ellen “eBay” Biben and Monica “Marcel Marceau” Stamm need to get out of the Beaver Street office and take a stroll or get in a cab and submit an expense report or stop on the way upstate to visit the Albany or Buffalo offices and visit the New York City Clerk’s Lobbying Bureau and take a lesson from Jaime Lynn Eckls and Walter Carcione on how to run a disclosure agency.
For example the city lobby commission has already sent out notices to lobbyists and clients regarding discrepancies in amounts reported on client annual reports and lobbyist’s reports. Now is that a pain in the ass? Sure it means a lot of phone calls and follow-up BUT it also means that every single annual report and lobbyist report are in the online system and are being reviewed. That’s within 2 weeks of the filing dates.
Compare that to JJOKE. It will be months before that data is input into the system and reviewed. JJOKE may send its discrepancy letters out late this summer or this fall . . . maybe. It depends how long the Cuomo crowd wants to bogart the data.
What’s the difference between JJOKE and the city lobby commission?
The city lobby commission staffers are not partisan political hacks with an overblown sense of self importance JJOKE’s are.
The city lobby commission staffers understand what their mission is JJOKE’s never have.
The city lobby commission staffers have realized that they don’t have all the answers and are willing to listen to the lobby community JJOKE thinks they only answer to God whom they’ve been told only listens to the 2nd floor.
I’ll say it again . . . I’d never have believed I’d be saying this but the New York City Lobby Commission is the top lobby disclosure entity in New York State.