Campaign Finance Laws
Candidates for the offices of Miami Beach Mayor or City Commissioner, as well as their campaign committees, may not directly or indirectly solicit, accept, or deposit into the candidate's campaign account any campaign contribution from a vendor, real estate developer, and/or lobbyist of a vendor or real estate developer. See City Code section 2-487 defining “Vendor” and City Code section 2-489 defining “Real Estate Developer."
Candidates for the offices of Miami Beach Mayor or City Commissioner may not directly or indirectly solicit a vendor, real estate developer, and/or lobbyist of a vendor or real estate developer for a campaign contribution to a Political Committee (PC) that supports or opposes candidates for City elected office; and/or to an Electioneering Communication Organization (ECO) that makes expenditures for electioneering communications relating to a candidate for City elected office or accepts contributions for the purpose of making such electioneering communications.
To view an updated Overview of the City of Miami Beach Campaign Finance Laws - Restrictions on City Commission Members and Candidates for City Elected and Related Filing Requirements, please click HERE.
Below are the lists of vendors (click on each circle to view):
*Per city code Sec. 2-487 A(4)(a)2 "Vendor" shall include natural persons and/or entities who hold 10% of a controlling financial interest in a vendor entity.
Lobbyists & Real Estate Developers
(Managed by the Offices of the City Clerk and City Attorney)
Below is the list of lobbyists on procurement issues, real estate developers, and lobbyists on real estate development issues (click on the circle to view):
City Filing Requirements:
- Pre-Solicitation Filing: Incumbent City Commission members and Candidates for such Offices must file prior to solicitation (not otherwise prohibited by City’s Campaign Finance laws) the following Reporting of Solicitation of Contributions Form, disclosing any direct or indirect solicitation on behalf of a PC that supports or opposes candidates for City elected office, and/or ECO which makes expenditures for electioneering communications relating to candidates for City elected office or accepts contributions for the purpose of making such electioneering communications. NOTE: This filing requirement is a one-time report, to be filed with the City Clerk indicating that the candidate or member of the City Commission is undertaking solicitation activities on behalf of a particular PC and/or ECO. The form available by clicking HERE.
- Post-Solicitation Filing: Any candidate or incumbent member of the City Commission who was issued a letter of instruction or other finding of violation of the City’s Campaign Finance laws or sections 12-14.2.1 or 12-14.2.2 of Miami-Dade County Code, must provide the City Clerk with a copy of such letter of instruction or other finding of violation within ten (10) days of receipt thereof, to be posted by the City Clerk on the City's website. NOTE: If the letter of instruction or other finding of violation involves failure to comply with the requirements of County Code Sections 12-14.2.1 or 12-14.2.2, the candidate or City Commission member shall notify the City Clerk in writing, at the time of submission to the City Clerk of the letter of instruction or other finding of violation, whether the contribution or proceeds associated with such letter of instruction or other violation has been returned to the donor.