Missing from the county's lobbying reports are the types of lavish dinners and gifts that people have come to expect from influence peddlers in Washington.
The ordinance requires that lobbyists report food, entertainment and gifts.
Of the filings between June 30, 2007 and July 1, 2008, the only dinners reported were from the Maryland Association of Realtors.
Realtors paid for dinners for Frederick County Commissioner John L. Thompson Jr. in June 2008, and commissioners Jan Gardner and Kai Hagen in August 2007. They cost $12 each at Dutch's Daughter.
The only gifts reported were coloring books, given to each of the commissioners by the Friends of Frederick County, a group that advocates sustainable growth.
The books cost $3 each.
"The coloring books are a product of Friends of Frederick County and the only environmental coloring book about Frederick County for our kids," said Janice Wiles, executive director. "I thought it important for our county leaders to see what we had done."
Commissioner John L. Thompson Jr. said that county officials don't need to go out to dinners or lunches because they aren't far away from home like lawmakers in Washington or Annapolis.
He also said that commissioners are accessible, and don't need meals or food from lobbyists.
"Somebody comes to me and says I want to take you out to change your mind on something, I say save your money," Thompson said.