The complaints allege King County Fire Protection District 16 officials violated RCW 42.17A.555 by using public office or agency facilities to promote a ballot proposition, specifically supporting the merger of King County Fire Protection District No. 16 on the April 27, 2021 ballot.
PDC staff has determined, in this instance, the alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.555 by using public office or agency facilities to promote or oppose ballot propositions does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding King County Fire Protection District 16 officials when publishing election related information about a ballot proposition to the media, the information be in accordance with the statutes, rules and PDC Interpretation No. 04-02.
Based on this information, the PDC finds no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 06/30/2021)