Mayor Darrell Steinberg likely has more political clout at the state Capitol than any Sacramento mayor in recent history. He’s been an assemblyman, president of the state Senate and an attorney at a powerful law firm.
Yet even with his connections, the city of Sacramento is spending more on Capitol lobbyists than nearly every other city in the state.
Recent filings with the Secretary of State show the city spent $226,077 on lobbying in the first six months of 2017. The only cities that spent more were Los Angeles and Redding.