Beginning in 2012, lobbying firms and organizations paying for lobbying services in Philadelphia are required to register and file quarterly reports of their expenses with the City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics. This site seeks to catalog those reports, make the information in the reports more accessible, and host visualizations to help citizens better understand the influence of lobbying in Philadelphia.All of the information on this site is taken directly from—and linked back to—the original source documents, the reports filed with the Board of Ethics. If mistakes were made on those reports—either intentionally or unintentionally—they may be repeated on this site. In some cases, we’ve tried to fix what seemed like obvious mistakes (misclassifications of lobbying activity, incorrect bill numbers) in the reports. Also, to better group similar activity by different lobbying organizations, we've sometimes reworded the lobbying issues that were reported ("PGW Sale" to "Sale of PGW", for example) or the agencies that were lobbied ("Redevelopment Auth." to RDA"). If you think you see an error in a source document or in our transcriptions of the filings, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.