Lobbying & Compliance
City of Cincinnati Bans Campaign Contributions From Those With “City Business”
September 7, 2022 | KDW, Kelley Drye & Warren
On May 26, 2022, a new City of Cincinnati anti-corruption ordinance will take effect prohibiting individuals and companies with business before the city council from making campaign contributions to city officials. The ordinance is intended to curb “pay-for-play” type corruption schemes involving officials who have direct influence over the fate of political donors’ applications for tax incentives and other city business, at least while the applications are actively under consideration. The new ordinance prohibits certain Cincinnati officials from soliciting or receiving political contributions from “Financially Interested Persons” on the City’s Temporary Prohibition List.