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