Regular Commission Meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:30am

Public Disclosure Commission

711 Capitol Way, Room 206 | Olympia, Washington 98504

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

Meeting Agenda: 
9:30 AM Convene | Commission Chair Anne Levinson

  • Public Comment
  • Meeting Minutes
    • January 26, 2017 Regular Meeting 
    • February 8, 2017 Special Commission Meeting    
9:40 AM Report To Commission | Wasserman, Strategies 360, McLerran: PDC Case 8321

(PDC Review of 45-Day Citizen Action Complaint)

Involving allegations that Larry Wasserman, an employee of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Strategies 360, Inc, a public affairs consulting firm, and Dennis McLerran, Region 10 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), violated RCW 42.17A.640 by failing to register and report grassroots lobbying activities undertaken in support of Washington State legislation.

Presenter: Kurt Young

10:15 AM Report to the Commission | Sound Transit Officials and Josh Benaloh and Pat McCarthy: PDC Case 11906

(PDC Review of 45-Day Citizen Action Complaint)

Sound Transit Officials and Josh Benaloh and Pat McCarthy: PDC Case 11906

Involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.555 by using or authorizing the use of public facilities to promote the passage of the November 8, 2016 Sound Transit 3 ballot proposition.


Presenter: Phil Stutzman

10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Enforcement | Benton County Democratic Central Committee: PDC Case 2603

Benton County Democratic Central Committee: PDC Case 2603

Involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to timely amend its committee registration when it changed treasurers, and RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely report contributions and expenditures between October 2013 and December 2016, and by failing to preserve books of account concerning its contributions received.


Presenter: Phil Stutzman

12:00 PM Executive Session/Working Lunch

Discussion of matters allowed in executive session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, including but not limited to discussion of enforcement matters, 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 Request for Interpretation | Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission

Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (Wayne Barnett, Executive Director).
 
Request for Guidance Concerning the Impact of State Laws and Rules on the Implementation of its Democracy Voucher Program.  Staff update on public input concerning draft interpretation.

Presenters: Evelyn Fielding Lopez and Phil Stutzman

1:30 PM Staff Reports

• Chief Information Officer | James Gutholm
• Executive Director | Evelyn Fielding Lopez
1:45 PM Enforcement


Presenter: Evelyn Fielding Lopez

2:00 PM Petition to Amend Rule

Petition for Rulemaking


Presenter: Evelyn Fielding Lopez

2:15 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.

Meeting Minutes: