Case #6954
Respondent name: Go Big Tri-Cities political committee
Complainant name: Victor Epperly

This matter was resolved at an enforcement hearing before the full Commission on April 26, 2018 when the Commission accepted a proposed Stipulation as to Facts, Violations and Penalty, with two proposed amendments that were accepted by the parties.

The complaint alleged that Go Big Tri-Cities, a non profit corporation operated by Tyler Borders, had acted as a political committee by supporting the passage of Proposition 16-8, a ballot measure placed on the August 2, 2016 primary ballot by the Kennewick Public Facilities District.  The complaint alleged that Go Big Tri-Cities failed to register and report its contribution and expenditure activity as a political committee, and that it failed to include proper sponsor identification on political advertising supporting the measure.  Proposition 16-8 was placed on the ballot to raise funds through a two tenths of one percent sales tax increase to build The Link, a proposed Broadway Theatre facility, and to pay for improvements to the Three Rivers Convention Center.  The measure was defeated on the August 2, 2016 ballot.

Disposition: Violation Found by Commission (Resolved 05/11/2018)
Date opened: 07/26/2016
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.205, RCW 42.17A.220, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.245, RCW 42.17A.320

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