The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Joe Kunzler filed on January 13, 2020. The complaint alleged that Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Staff and Board Members (Respondent), a regional council for transportation, growth management and economic development in the Puget Sound Region, may have violated RCW 42.17A.555 for misuse of public facilities, by allowing an individual to promote or oppose a campaign or ballot proposition during open public comments during a public meeting.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes and rules, as well as the response provided 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 there is no evidence that supports the finding of a violation that warrants further investigation.
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 No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 03/02/2020)