Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 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.

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

  • Public comment
9:35 AM Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • January 25, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes
9:40 AM Modification Requests for F-1 Reports

Modification process overview

Requests for modifications

10:00 AM Enforcement Hearing

  • Richard Anderson (PDC Case 7946): PDC staff alleges that Richard Anderson, a candidate for Public Utility District (PUD) Commissioner for Pacific County PUD #2, Position No. 3 in 2016, violated: (1) WAC 390-16-125 by exceeding the limitations for the Mini Reporting Option as selected on the Candidate Registration (C-1 report) and as specified in WAC 390-16-105; and (2) RCW 42.17A.205, .235, and .240 by failing to file the required campaign finance reports as a candidate under the Full Reporting Option.  
  • Patrick Myers (PDC Case 8116): PDC staff alleges that in 2016, Patrick Myers, Publisher of the Willapa Harbor Herald, ran “free” newspaper advertisements in support of Richard Anderson, a candidate seeking election as Pacific County PUD Commissioner, District #2, Position No. 3. PDC Staff alleges Mr. Myers violated RCW 42.17A.145 and .255(4) by filing false campaign finance reports disclosing the newspaper advertisements as independent expenditures and electioneering communications made in support of Richard Anderson, when the advertisements were in fact in-kind contributions made in support of Mr. Anderson’s campaign.  
11:00 AM Executive Director and Deputy Director Updates

  • Discussion of proposed legislation affecting the PDC
  • Budget update

Peter Lavallee, Executive Director and BG Sandahl, Deputy Director

11:30 AM Information Technology Report

  • Current features and future enhancements to provide online assistance and checks for common errors in the PDC's electronic filing systems.

Presenter: James Gutholm, Chief Technology Officer

Noon Executive Session

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.  Possible action regarding pending litigation, or other matters properly discussed during executive session, will be taken following the executive session.

1:00 PM Communications and Outreach Report

  • Process Improvement Spotlight: Annual Officials List​

Presenter: Kim Bradford, Communications and Outreach Director

1:15 PM Compliance and Enforcement Update

  • Open complaints
  • Completed investigations and alternative resolutions
  • Status of enforcement litigation

    Kurt Young, Compliance Officer

2:00 PM Enforcement -- Request for Reconsideration

  • Renier Elenbaas (PDC Case 22791): On August 23, 2017, Renier Elenbaas, a candidate for School Director of the Meridian School District 505, was found in violation of RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to timely file the Candidate Registration (C-1 report) and RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to timely file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report), due to be filed within two weeks of declaring candidacy or no later than June 2, 2017, disclosing financial information for the preceding twelve months. At that hearing, a $500 penalty was assessed, which Renier Elenbaas requests be reviewed by the full  Commission. 
2:15 PM Enforcement -- Mandatory Filer Enforcement

  • Ronnie Little (PDC Case 25923): PDC staff alleges that Ronnie Little, an incumbent Fire Commissioner for King County Fire Protection District #40, violated RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) due no later than April 17, 2017, disclosing financial activities for calendar year 2016. The case was referred to the full Commission pursuant to WAC 390-37-143 by the Chair qua Presiding Officer at a Brief Adjudicative Proceeding on February 16, 2018.
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: