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The Los Angeles Ethics Commission reported Tuesday that entities registered to lobby city agencies collected payments totaling more than $17.9 million in the third quarter of the year.

Of the 2,016 clients registered for the third quarter, the largest aggregated amount for lobbying services was $339,885 paid by real estate developer The Peebles Corp., which topped the commission's Top 10 Highest Paying Clients list.

Payments from the 10 clients on the list totaled $2,486,551 and represented 13.9% of all payments by lobbying clients for the quarter, the commission reported.

The commission's Highest Paid Lobbying Firms list was headed by Englander Knabe and Allen (including three6ixty), which received $2,044,356. Together, the 10 lobbying firms on the list received a total of $8,775,399, representing 49% of all client payments received in the third quarter.

Top 10 Highest Paid Lobbying Firms 3rd QTR 2019

Of the 720 third-quarter lobbying entities, 16 reported fundraising activity totaling $160,900 for city campaigns, officeholders and committees.

In addition to lobbying entities, four major filers reported activity totaling $172,503 in the third quarter of 2019.

Last quarter, a total $18.1 million was spent on city lobbying activity, up about $200,000 from the third quarter and $4.6 million more than the first quarter.

Disclosed information about lobbying entities and their clients can be searched through the Public Data Portal of the commission's website.

Top 10 Highest Paying Clients Total Payments Made in Q3 201

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