This post has been updated twice. See both after the jump.
John Fox, Royal Caribbean Cruises' vice president for government relations, spoke recently to the chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Commission raising concerns about a potential Major League Soccer stadium next to the cruise company's headquarters at PortMiami. (Read the story here.)
Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa recounted her meeting with Fox to the Miami Herald, saying Fox had met with her as a courtesy after Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean's CEO, met with Mayor Carlos Gimenez. Sosa is a leading skeptic of the port soccer stadium Gimenez is discussing with Beckham and his investors.
The problem: Fox isn't registered as a County Hall lobbyist.
Miami-Dade rules require company principals and employees to register if they are going to discuss items pending before the county with government officials.
On Wednesday, the Herald reached out to Fox to ask why he wasn't registered. On Thursday, Rob Zeiger, Royal Caribbean's vice president and chief communications officer, said Fox plans to register.
Fox doesn't usually lobby county officials, Zeiger said, calling the lack of registration an "oversight."