Regular Commission Meeting

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 9:30am

Washington State Public Disclosure Commission
711 Capitol Way, Room 206 
Olympia, Washington 98504

Note that this agenda is subject to change. Please check the PDC website for the current version.


COVID 19 update: The Public Disclosure Commission Meeting will be streamed live at: https://www.youtube.com/user/WASTPDC/live.  Commission members and staff will join the meeting remotely.


Public comment can be submitted online at: SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT

Public Comment period is at 9:30 a.m. To provide public comment remotely during comment period please call 1-360-522-0670 prior to the start of the meeting to obtain information on how to participate.

Materials related to public comment portion must be submitted by Tuesday the 21st at 5pm to allow for distribution to the Commission and staff for review.


Note: All times shown for consideration of agenda items (other than the time of convening) are approximate and may vary, depending on the amount of discussion required for each.

 

MEETING VIDEO

Meeting Agenda: 
9:30 AM Commission Chair Jarrett Opening Comments and Public Comment Period
9:45 AM Consideration and Possible Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • August 26, 2021, Regular Meeting
9:50 AM Legislation

  • Draft Legislation Update
  • Decision Package
10:15 AM Strategic Plan Update

  • Audits – Commissioner Isserlis; Kurt Young, Compliance Officer; and Erick Agina, Compliance Officer
  • Enforcement Process Map – Commissioner Downing and Alice Fiman, Compliance Officer
  • Campaign Reporting Modernization – Commissioner Jarrett and James Gutholm, Chief Information Officer
  • Digital Political Advertising Disclosure – Commissioner Jarrett; Sean Flynn, General Counsel; and Kim Bradford, Deputy Director
  • Training Program Expansion – Commissioner Isserlis and Chip Beatty, Interim Customer Service and Outreach Director
10:40 AM Management Team Updates
11:00 AM Enforcement

  • The Tacoma Weekly, Complaint 77415, involving allegations the Tacoma Weekly, a news organization violated RCW 42.17A.480 for soliciting money or other property for endorsement, articles, or other communication in news media.
11:30 AM Break/Executive Session

Discussion of matters allowed in executive session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, including but not limited to, discussion of enforcement matters and pending and potential litigation with legal counsel, and review of performance of public employees. Possible action regarding pending litigation, or other matters properly discussed during executive session, will be taken following the executive session.

12:30 PM Enforcement (Requests for Reconsideration)

  • PDC Case 94021 – James M. Felton, a former elected official for School Director for Pioneer School District 402, was found to have violated RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement covering calendar year 2020 and due no later than April 15, 2021, during a brief enforcement hearing that was conducted on July 15, 2021, where an Order imposing a civil penalty of $250. The respondent is requesting a review of the Order by the Full Commission. 
  • PDC Case 94160 – NancyJean M. Fey, an elected official for Hospital Commissioner for Whidbey Island Hospital District, was found to have violated RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement covering calendar year 2020 and due no later than April 15, 2021, during a brief enforcement hearing that was conducted on July 15, 2021, where an Order imposing a civil penalty of $250. The respondent is requesting a review of the Order by the Full Commission. 
  • PDC Case 94053 – Charles (Rick) Hughes, a former elected official for County Council for San Juan County, was found to have violated RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement covering calendar year 2020 and due no later than April 15, 2021, during a brief enforcement hearing that was conducted on July 15, 2021, where an Order imposing a civil penalty of $150. The respondent is requesting a review of the Order by the Full Commission.
  • PDC Case 94178 – Ray LaFond, a former elected official for Park & Recreation Commissioner for Klickitat Recreation District, was found to have violated RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement covering calendar year 2020 and due no later than April 15, 2021, during a brief enforcement hearing that was conducted on July 15, 2021, where an Order imposing a civil penalty of $250. The respondent is requesting a review of the Order by the Full Commission.
  • PDC Case 94109 – Scott D. Lehrman, an elected official for School Director for Pasco School District 001, was found to have violated RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement covering calendar year 2020 and due no later than April 15, 2021, during a brief enforcement hearing that was conducted on July 15, 2021, where an Order imposing a civil penalty of $250. The respondent is requesting a review of the Order by the Full Commission.
2:15 PM Enforcement Updates

  • Enforcement Report – Categorization and Status of Open Complaints
  • Completed Investigations and Alternative Resolutions 
2:30 PM Adjourn
Notes: 

The Commission may deliberate in closed session on any enforcement matter on this agenda, or any matters listed in RCW 42.30.140.