The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its initial review of the complaint filed by Conner Edwards on August 31, 2018. The Complaint alleged that No Tax on Jobs, a 2018 City of Seattle ballot proposition committee registered with the PDC, may have violated RCW 42.17A.240 for failing to accurately disclose a detailed breakdown for a committee expenditure made to a vendor on the Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditures (C-4 Report).
PDC staff reviewed the allegations, the statutes, rules and reporting requirements, the C-4 report filed by the No Tax on Jobs Committee (Committee), the response from the Committee, and the news article provided in your complaint.
Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, the No Tax on Jobs Committee failure to provide a detailed and accurate description for expenditures does not amount to a material violation warranting further investigation.
The No Jobs on Tax Committee made a minor error in providing the descriptions for two expenditures that were initially timely disclosed on the June 2018 C-4 report. The Committee filed an amended June 2018 C-4 report disclosing the updated information one day prior to your complaint being filed, making the necessary technical correction. The corrected information did not materially impact the public interest, since the amended report disclosed fewer political advertisements.
Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1), and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.