The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Glen Morgan filed on September 9, 2019. The complaint alleged that Brandi Peetz (Respondent), a City Council Member candidate for City of Spokane Valley may have violated RCW 42.17A.235, .240 for failure to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Campaign; RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to include sponsor identification on political advertising.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the responses provided by Brandi Peetz; the applicable PDC reports filed by the Respondent; and queried the Respondent’s data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely and accurately file C-3 and C-4 reports and not disclosing sponsor identification on political advertising does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Brandi Peetz about the importance of the timely and accurate disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities, including the description and details such as number of items; as well as the disclosure of sponsor identification on political advertising and the timely filings of all future PDC reports and future disclosure of sponsor identification in accordance with the statutes and rules.
Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 11/01/2019)