The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint David Churchman filed on October 8, 2019. The complaint alleged that Charla Neuman (Respondent), a Candidate for City Council Member for City of Sumner may have violated RCW 42.17A.700 for failure to timely file Personal Financial Affairs Statement reports (F-1 reports).
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements and the applicable PDC reports filed by the 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 timely file the F-1 report does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), Charla Neuman will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to timely file their F-1 report. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Charla Neuman timely files all future required Personal Financial Affairs Statements. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or 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 Written Warning (Resolved 11/12/2019)