Average San Diego citizens who have a hard time getting through to Mayor Jerry Sanders and the city council might be amazed at how easy it is for high-powered city lobbyists to get their feet in the door and well beyond — or at least make a lot of money trying. Take the case of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, a big law firm that doubles as an influence peddler for a host of high-spending developers, as well as the Port of San Diego. Among the Allen Matkins partners is John Davies, an intimate to former San Diego mayor and ex-governor Pete Wilson and a top GOP fund-raiser, whose latest public service was chairing the so-called citizens’ panel that boosted plans to further strengthen Jerry Sanders’s already considerable mayoral powers. During the first quarter of this year, the firm’s clients included Westfield Corporation, the giant Australian shopping mall operator that owns the Horton Plaza, UTC, and Mission Valley shopping malls. Westfield paid $114,000 for lobbying services related to unidentified “approval of land-use entitlements.” If contact with public officials is any measure, the money was well spent. Among those lobbied by Allen Matkins attorneys, according to the disclosure, were Sanders, his top aide Jay Goldstone, and city council members Kevin Faulconer, Toni Atkins, Tony Young, Brian Maienschein, Scott Peters, Jim Madaffer, Ben Hueso, and Donna Frye — in other words, the entire council.