The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Carol Snyder filed on September 20, 2019. The complaint alleged that Michelle Rasmussen (the Respondent), a Candidate for City Council Member for City of Spokane Valley may have violated RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to report accurate and complete details on Receipts & Expenditure Summary reports (C-4 reports).
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response(s) provided by the Respondent; the applicable PDC reports filed by Respondent 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 include the expenditure details on C-4 reports, does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Michelle Rasmussen about the importance of including all required detail for expenditures on all PDC reports in accordance with the statutes and rules. PDC staff expects in the future that Michelle Rasmussen will report timely and with all required detail for expenditures on all PDC reports in accordance with PDC laws 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 10/03/2019)