Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Has the Downturn Filtered Down to Lobbyist Fees? By Geniusofdespair
Miami Beach gives us a glimpse of Lobbyist fees by requiring Lobbyists to report them. Here is what they are charging in 2011. Compare it to June 2010, last time I reported on their fees:
Danny Aaronson charged Club Madonna $400 an hour.
Rafael Andrade charged Sun & Fun for the Storefront Sign Ordinance $20,000 flat fee.
Charles Benson charged EDY and Lincoln Corner LLC $1,000 an hour.
Ron Book said he didn't get paid a fee to lobby for Mike Dee, CEO Miami Dolphins.
Jonathan Cardello got an $805,080 flat fee working for South Beach Heights.
David Custin gets $5,000 a quarter working for Choice Environmental Services.
Lucia Dougherty charged 1319 LLC $675 an hour.
Robert Goodman charges Art Basel $84,000 a year.
Neisen Kasdin charges between $400 and $580 an hour for his 17 clients.
Michael Larkin charged his 12 clients in the mid $400.
Brian May charged Imperial Parking a $22,500 flat fee.
Dusty Melton charged General Hauling Services $1,000 a month.
Jimmy Morales charged Patina Restaurant Group $400 an hour.
Alexander Tachmes Charged his 39 clients mostly in the $400 - $450 range.
The fees seem to be in the same range as last year. I don't think Lobbyists are feeling the downturn one bit, do you?