Regular Commission Meeting

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:30am

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.

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Meeting Agenda: 
9:30 AM Convene and Commission Chair Opening Comments
9:40 AM Public Comment
9:45 AM Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • Jan 16 Special Meeting
  • Jan 23 Regular Meeting
9:50 AM Review of Inflationary Adjustments to Monetary Thresholds
10:00 AM Budget Update
10:10 AM Rulemaking and Interpretations
10:30 AM Reporting Modification Requests

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RENEWAL

11:00 AM Legislative Update and Discussion
11:30 AM 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.

 

 

1:00 PM Enforcement Hearing (Continued From Previous Regular Commission Meeting)

Facebook, Inc. (3), PDC Case 47572 and Facebook, Inc. (5), PDC Case 55351, involving alleged violations of: RCW 42.17A.345 by failing to maintain documents and books of account open for public inspection during normal business hours, specifying: (a) The names and addresses of persons from whom it accepted political advertising or electioneering communications; (b) The exact nature and extent of the services rendered, as required by WAC 390-18-050; and (c) The total cost and the manner of payment for the services.  For Case 47572, these alleged violations occurred for political advertisements using the Facebook platform concerning four 2019 Seattle City Council campaigns, and one ballot measure campaign.  For Case 55351, these alleged violations occurred for political advertisements using the Facebook platform concerning eight 2019 Seattle City Council campaigns, including political advertisements placed by four political committees concerning Seattle City Council campaigns.

2:00 PM Enforcement Updates

  • Enforcement Report – Categorization and Status of Open Complaints
  • Completed Investigations and Alternative Resolutions
2:15 PM Management Team Updates

  • Executive Director Update | Peter Lavallee, Executive Director
    • PDC Policy 103 & 103.1 Staff Political Activity Appearance of Fairness and Use of Social Media- updated 2020
  • Agency Spotlight 
  • Communications, Outreach and Filer Assistance update |Kim Bradford, Director of Communications and Outreach
  • IT Activity Report | James Gutholm, Chief Information Officer
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: