The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Glen Morgan filed on October 23, 2019. The complaint alleged that Safer Spokane (Respondent), a 2017 single-year political committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.220 for accepting over-limit anonymous contributions; and RCW 42.17A.240 and WAC 390-16-037 for failure to disclose the number of items printed for expenditures for political advertising.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent; 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 disclose the number of items printed for political advertising does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Safer Spokane about the importance of the timely, complete, and accurate disclosure of all expenditure details. PDC staff expects full disclosure of expenditure details in accordance with PDC laws and rules in the future.
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 11/14/2019)