Lobbyist Scott Maloni agreed to pay a $950 fine after city of San Diego’s Ethics Commission found that he had violated a lobbying ordinance.

Maloni, the commission found, did not disclose, on lobbyist registration forms, that he worked for two clients – Lennar-Greystone Homes and Reino Parking Systems. Maloni was lobbying city officials about Lennar-Greystone’s efforts to demolish several buildings in the Sports Arena area for a condominium project and advocated on behalf of Reino’s plans to submit a bid for managing downtown parking with on-street pay stations.

Maloni is vice president of Public Policy Strategies a division of Tom Shepard and Associates. He was also a political consultant to Mayor Jerry Sanders during his campaign for the post last fall.

Ethics Commission Chairwoman Dorothy Leonard said Maloni had misunderstood the city’s regulations.

“Although these violations arise from a misunderstanding, Mr. Maloni is an experienced lobbyist who should be fully versed in the City’s lobbying laws,” Leonard said in a press release.


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