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Robert (Bob) Klotz
— A law enforcement consultant who worked for the Tobacco Institute trying to block public smoking bans by claiming that it imposed too much of an extra load on the police. —
Witness for the Tobacco Institute in California
Some key documents
1984 Oct 2: Ogilvy & Mather's Monthly report to Peter Sparber at the Tobacco Institute.
- Public Smoking
- Identified possible minority consultant, Robert Ethridge, to be used with William Weis. [A Seattle professor who said smoker's cost their employers $4,600 pa more than non-smokers]
- Acted as liaison between client and Eva Baker; received a preliminary proposal late in the month.
- Reviewed some of Marvin Kristein's work and presented recommendations on how we might proceed.
- Reviewed and edited Al Vogel's article on productivity survey. [Also Response Analysis]
- Revised outline for labor seminar, based on your suggestions ; made initial contacts with Loew [to use L'Enfante Plaza conference rooms]; arranged tentative meeting with BC&T (tobacco union), October 10 in Kensington. We are waiting to hear from you before submitting outline to BC&T.
- Began working with R Scannell [BC&T union] to adapt his and A Browder's presentation on coalition building for a generic slide show. Package will be distributed by the [Tobacco Instiute's] Labor Management Committee.
- Corresponded with, arranged and participated in meeting with S Schlossberg regarding his efforts on behalf of The Institute.
- Acted as liaison between The Institute and CTJ [Citizens for Tax Justice]
- Began plans for Atlanta seminar; [Congressman Wyche] Fowler, [Prof. Robert] Tollison have agreed to participate. J Bond has tentatively agreed. Fowler will not be available until early January.
- Met and corresponded regularly with K Tarr-Whelan of SOS [union] and began to establish the basis for a long-term relationship. Arranged meeting between you and Tarr-Whelan, which [James] Savarese attended.
- Participated in meeting with B Klotz to discuss his involvement in the excise program (in public smoking, also).
- Other Activites
1984 Dec 3: Examples of Tobacco Institute documents on Workplace Smoking. The company Response Analysis Corporation has put together a series of booklets for the TI: one each on the Construction Industry, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Industries, Government, Labor Unions, Manufacturing, Transport, Communications and Utilities Industries, etc.
Susan Stuntz at the Tobacco Institute also lists human and other resources available to fight workplace smoking bans (including a list of various surveys):
- Lew Solomon: Dean of Education UCLA
- Al Vogel: Response Analysis Corp
- Marcie Allingham: Environetics Inc, Space Planning Consultants
- Steve Schlossberg: Attorney, ex General Counsel, United Auto Workers.
Schlossberg is available as an expert witness to discuss how smoking restrictions undermine union bargaining prerogatives.
- David McCormack: Fire consultant McCormack,
- Eva Baker: Director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation.
- Robert Ethridge: President, American Association for Affirmative Action
Ethridge is putting together a proposal as to how he might address the question of how workplace smoking, restrictions disproportionately affect minorities and women and are, therefore, an indirect means of discrimination.
- Robert Klotz: law enforcement consultant Klotz is available now as an expert witness on public smoking restrictions and their impact on law enforcement.
In addition, he is working with several police organizations to develop proposals to study areas such as:
- Cost-benefit analysis of enforcement of minor ordinances.
- Manpower allocation for enforcement of minor ordinances.
- Public attitudes toward enforcement of minor ordinances.
- police perceptions of their roles in enforcement of minor ordinances.
- impact of enforcement of minor ordinances on the minority population.
Once completed, organizations doing these studies will be available to speak to them at public meetings and in testimony.
1985 Feb 1: Report on Tobacco Institute projects: "Media Relations"
Develop plans to use consultants in interviews:
- Jolly Ann Davidson [NASBE - teachers and curriculum]
- Philip S Schaenman [fire-safety and lobbying fire-men]
- Robert Klotz [police and enforcement]
1985 Mar 21: Hurst Marshall to Jack Kelly at the Tobacco Institute, re Californian Tax Reform Advisory Commission. He suggests that they use:
- "the Californian economist, Thomas Borcherding" to prepare a "sound economic paper on the subjects of excise taxes."
- Al Vogel will be a witness on Productivity
- Steve Schlossberg on labor implications
- Bob Klotz on enforcement
- Lew Solmon on economics
[All well-established tobacco industry covert lobbyists]
1985 Jun 25: Tobacco Institute Media Relations Plan
"Develop plans to use consultants in interviews - Jolly Ann Davidson, Philip S Schaenman, Robert Klotz"
Arrange Klotz update on police activites (Stuntz, Ross)
Klotz meeting held 6/11.
Seeking better consultant; met with IUPA officials 6/25..
1985 Aug 1: Memo on Project Status Report. This involves:
- Fire Department grants and assistance and publicity. TriData is the main contractor (Sparber runs this project) Fire program grants, etc.
- A General Coalition of grocers and restaurants (Sparber runs this project with Stuntz and Osborne) Concenience stores
- Labor seminars (mainly Stuntz)
- Airline guide with the ATA (mainly Stuntz)
- Black caucuses, women's advocacy groups
- Using consultants in media interviews - Jolly Ann Davidson, Philip S Schaenman
- Prepare for the promotion of the Chase study. (Osborne, Panzer) The art for the Executive Summary is being redesigned, and freelance writers are being selected
- Promotion of [Lew] Solmon
- Arrange [Bob] Klotz update on police activitites (Stuntz and Ross) — needs followup with IUPA officials.