The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
Lobbyist means a person employed, paid or retained by a principal, who seeks to influence a decision of the mayor, city council, city board or committee or attempts to obtain the good will of a city official or employee.
A lobbyist is not a person who merely appears before the mayor, city council, city board or committee in an individual capacity for the purpose of representing himself or others without compensation to support or oppose any ordinance, resolution, decision or action of the mayor, city council, city board or committee.
A lobbyist includespaid consultants retained by an applicant or third party, attorneys, surveyors, architects or other people representing an applicant or third party before the city council or board.
Principal means the person who has employed or retained a lobbyist.