Observer Corps reports are submitted by LWV Dakota County members that volunteer their time to observe and take notes at government meetings of interest to Dakota County residents. While we strive for accuracy, these observations may be incomplete or inaccurate in some respects.
Meeting Summary: Representatives of Stinson Leonard Street LLP were interviewed regarding providing lobbying services to the County. It was revealing and informative to see what lobbyists do and how different the legislative cycle is from year to year. All Commissioners commented on priorities or issues they have seen in the past, including forming partnerships with other counties and understanding what regional issues are in play.
Note: Observer had to leave before other candidates to provide lobbying services were interviewed. A total of five firms were interviewed by the Board throughout the day.