Mayor presents lobbying issue to council

During the January 9 regular City Council meeting, Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert reported the end of the city’s relationship with the Ferguson Group.

The Ferguson Group, a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm, represented the city’s interests to the federal government until the relationship was ended by the assent of the new City Council.

The contract with the lobbying group cost the city $78,000 per year.

Seifert told the council that the Ferguson Group had assisted the city in developing federal priorities for lobbying. He further stated that the council would need to meet and discusss how or if the city was going to approach federal lobbying. He also informed the council that a list of state priorities should be developed as well and that the council needs to meet with state legislators individually to state the city’s priorities.