- Associated Press - Sunday, November 8, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Elected officials in the tech hub of San Jose are falling short when it comes to disclosing meetings with lobbyists, the San Jose Mercury News says.

The newspaper says its review (http://bayareane.ws/1Hnt4uc ) found that the mayor and every member of the city council had contacts with lobbyists this year that were not disclosed on the officials’ public calendar.

Local law in the city of 1 million requires lobbyists to file quarterly reports on their contacts with elected officials. The Mercury News says lobbyists reported 105 more such contacts this year than San Jose officials did.

Mayor Sam Liccardo says it’s not practical to report every chance meeting or call with a lobbyist.

San Jose policy encourages officials to report even unexpected meetings with lobbyists in the interest of transparency.



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