Go Big Tri-Cities - Alleged Violations of RCW 42.17A.205, 235, .240, and .320
Case #6954 Respondent name:
Go Big Tri-Cities political committee
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.
Violation Found by Commission (Resolved 05/11/2018)
Area of Law:
RCW 42.17A.205, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.320, RCW 42.17A.220, RCW 42.17A.245