The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Lillian Slovic filed
on May 27, 2020. The complaint alleged that Philip Lemley (Respondent), a City Council
Member for the City of Richland may have violated RCW 42.17A.710 for failure to disclose all
sources of income or assets.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the
response provided by the Respondent and the applicable PDC reports filed by the Respondent to
determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on staff’s review, we found the following:
* Pursuant to RCW 42.17A.710 the Respondent is required to disclose all sources of
income and assets on the Personal Financial Affairs Statement.
* The Respondent filed their F-1 on April 15, 2020 for the reporting period January 1, 2019
through December 31, 2019.
* The F-1 report filed on April 15, 2020 did not include any sources of income.
* The complaint was filed on May 27, 2020 and was sent to the Respondent on May 28,
* The Respondent completed the amendment to include all sources of income on the F-1 on
May 28, 2020.
* The Respondent does not have any violations with the PDC within the last five years.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely and accurately
disclose all sources of income and assets on the F-1 report covering 2019 does not amount to a
violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Philip Lemley about the importance of the timely and accurate disclosure
of all sources of income and assets on Personal Financial Affairs Statements, and the timely and
accurate filing of all future PDC reports in accordance with the statutes and rules.
Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 06/15/2020)
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).