The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed on July 13, 2020. The complaint alleged that Cydney Moore, a current City Council Member of the City of Burien, Position 2, may have violated RCW 42.17A.710 for failure to timely file the Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) due by April 15, 2020 and covering calendar year 2019.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by Cydney Moore (“the Respondent”); and the F-1 report filed by the Respondent, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Although the F-1 report was submitted late, the report was not required to disclose any business, lobbying or income pertaining to the City of Burien as Ms. Moore did not take office until January 2020 and the late F-1 report covered activity during calendar year 2019. In addition, the report contained little change from the one Ms. Moore submitted as a candidate in the 2019 election.
Based on our findings, staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely file a F-1 report does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff reminded Ms. Moore about the importance of timely filing a Personal Financial Affairs Statement with the PDC no later than April 15th each year as an elected official, and the timely filing of all future PDC F-1 reports in accordance with the statutes and rules.
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 Reminder (Resolved 08/18/2020)