LOBBYING ACTIVITIES AND PUBLIC INTEREST ADVOCACY
Jonathan is a registered lobbyist under California’s Political Reform Act, focusing on gaming topics as well as broader public policy issues. His lobbying clients include the Gabrielino-Tongva Indian Tribe, www.gabrielinotribe.org , several gaming machine manufacturers and operators, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, www.bhba.org .
In addition, Jonathan has been active with well-organized neighborhood groups fighting to close Santa Monica Airport. An agreement between the City and the Federal Aviation Administration expires, and the Airport may be closed, in July 2015. Jonathan has formed and advised an independent expenditure committee, several 501(c)(4) civic leagues, and several 501(c)(3) charitable groups. These organizations establish a high profile or participate in 2012 and 2014 election cycles in Santa Monica and West Los Angeles. ####