Public Disclosure Commission

711 Capitol Way, Room 206 | Olympia, Washington 98504

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Note: All times shown for consideration of agenda items (other than time of convening) are approximate and may vary, depending on the amount of discussion required for each.

9:30 AM Convene
Public Comment
Introduce Kim Bradford, Director of Communications and Outreach
Meeting Minutes
March 23, 2017 Regular Meeting
9:40 AM 2017 F-1 Status Report and Recent Issues

10:15 AM Rules and Requests for Commission Guidance
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Report to Commission | PDC Case #14633, Freedom Foundation | (PDC Review of 45-Day Citizen Action Complaint)

PDC Case #14633, Freedom Foundation
(PDC Review of 45-Day Citizen Action Complaint)

The Freedom Foundation allegedly violated RCW 42.17A.205, .235, and .240 by failing to register and report as a political committee due to being a “receiver of contributions” to oppose Initiative 1, a ballot measure on the 2016 City of Olympia ballot pertaining to the adoption of an income tax to fund a college grant program in the City of Olympia. If not a political committee, then the Freedom Foundation allegedly violated RCW 42.17A.255 by failing to report independent expenditures opposing Initiative 1 on PDC Form C-6.

Presenter: Phil Stutzman

12:00 PM Executive Session

Discussion of matters allowed in executive session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, including but not limited to discussion of enforcement matters, pending and potential litigation with legal counsel, and review of performance of public employees. Possible action regarding pending litigation, or other matters properly discussed during executive session, will be taken following the executive session.

1:00 PM Executive Director Search Process
1:15 PM Request for Reconsideration | PDC Case #10043, Katherine Davis
Katherine Davis, an incumbent School Director for the Hockinson School District, was required to file the annual Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) for calendar year 2015 no later than April 15, 2016. Ms. Davis failed to timely file her annual F-1 report, and was found in violation of RCW 42.17A.700 at the January 20, 2017, Brief Enforcement hearing. Ms. Davis was assessed a $150 penalty in accordance with the penalty schedule adopted by the Commission, and she is requesting review of the penalty.

Presenter: Kurt Young

1:30 PM PDC Workplan

Accomplishments and Status Update

Presenter: BG Sandahl

2:15 PM Staff Reports

Executive Director | Evelyn Fielding Lopez

  • Staff Evaluations

Chief Information Officer | James Gutholm

Legislative Session | Barbara Sandahl

Customer Service | Kim Bradford

Enforcement | Evelyn Fielding Lopez

  • Cases and Protocol on Incoming Complaints
  • Recent Significant Cases: Tim Eyman/Voters Want More Choices/Protect Your Right to Vote on Initiative
3:00 PM Adjourn

The Commission may deliberate in closed session on any enforcement matter on this agenda, or any matters listed in RCW 42.30.140.

Meeting Minutes