On November 5, 2019, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that the Yes for Camas Community (Committee), may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 by failing to keep timely and accurate books of account and allow for their timely public inspection, and WAC 390-16-125 by exceeding mini-reporting contribution limit.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules and reporting requirements; and the response provided by the treasurer on behalf of the Committee.
Staff determined that the Committee failed to timely produce books of accounts for public inspection during the 10 days preceding the 2019 general election. Staff also found that the Committee's books of account was deficient in details. However, the Committee's officials were inexperienced and unfamiliar with the PDC requirements pertaining to books of accounts. Additionally, the Committee has no prior PDC violations.
Based on the above, staff issued a reminder letter to the Committee officials about the importance of keeping accurate books of account, including allowing public inspection of books of account in a timely fashion in future years.
Based on this information, the PDC staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 01/27/2020)