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 and Commission Chair Opening Comments
9:40 AM Public Comment
9:45 AM Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • December 5, 2019, Regular Meeting
  • December 20, 2019, Special Meeting
9:50 AM Jan 16th Special Meeting/Forum Debrief and Next Steps
10:10 AM Rulemaking 6-month agenda
10:15 AM Review and possible approval of revised F-1 forms
10:20 AM Budget Update
10:30 AM Legislative Update
11:00 AM Group Enforcement – Revocation Hearings for Lobbyist Attestations
11:30 AM Reporting Modification Requests
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 and 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 Enforcement — Consideration and Possible Acceptance of Stipulation

Facebook, Inc. (3), PDC Case 47572 and Facebook, Inc. (5), PDC Case 55351, involving alleged violations of: RCW 42.17A.345 by failing to maintain documents and books of account open for public inspection during normal business hours, specifying: (a) The names and addresses of persons from whom it accepted political advertising or electioneering communications; (b) The exact nature and extent of the services rendered, as required by WAC 390-18-050; and (c) The total cost and the manner of payment for the services. For Case 47572, these alleged violations occurred for political advertisements using the Facebook platform concerning four 2019 Seattle City Council campaigns, and one ballot measure campaign. For Case 55351, these alleged violations occurred for political advertisements using the Facebook platform concerning eight 2019 Seattle City Council campaigns, including political advertisements placed by four political committees concerning Seattle City Council campaigns.

2:00 PM Enforcement Updates
  • Enforcement Report – Categorization and Status of Open Complaints
  • Completed Investigations and Alternative Resolutions
2:15 PM Management Team Updates
  • Executive Director Updates | Peter Lavallee, Executive Director
    • Agency-planning meeting discussion
  • Communications, Outreach and Filer Assistance update | Kim Bradford, Director of Communications and Outreach
  • IT Activity Report | James Gutholm, Chief Information Officer

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

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