Regular Commission Meeting

Thursday, May 25, 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

Introduction of Peter Lavallee, Executive Director
 
Public Comment
 
 
9:40 AM Approval of Meeting Minutes

• April 27, 2017 Regular Meeting  

9:45 AM Reporting Modification Requests

Adam Eisenberg – Municipal Court Judge, Seattle Municipal Court
Hannah Nye – City Council Candidate, City of Seattle  

Presenter: Jennifer Hansen

10:00 AM Revision to F-1 modification form to include recusal language
10:10 AM Enforcement

1. PDC Staff is alleging that the following five Respondents: (1) Chris Skinner, City of Richland Police Chief (PDC Case 16066); (2) Steven Keane, Benton County Sheriff (PDC Case 16072); (3) David Giles, Prosser Police Chief (PDC Case 16070); (4) Ken Hohenberg, City of Kennewick Police Chief (PDC Case 16059); and (5) Brian McElroy, West Richland Police Chief (PDC Case 16468), violated RCW 42.17A.555 by using public facilities to appear at a May 13, 2014, press conference in support of an August 5, 2014, local Benton County law and justice ballot measure.

 
2. PDC Staff is alleging that Citizens for Safe Communities PAC (PDC Case 16062), a local Benton County political committee formed to support an August 5, 2014, local law and justice ballot measure, violated: (1)  RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary, Full Report Receipts and Expenditures (C-4 reports); (2) RCW 42.17A.240 by failing to provide the required contributor information including an address, city, state and zip code on C-3 reports, and the required vendor information including an address, City, State and Zip Code on C-4 reports; (3) RCW 42.17.245 by failing to timely file C-3 and C-4 reports electronically using the Online Reporting of Campaign Activity to disclose contribution and expenditure activities; and (4) WAC 390-16-034 by failing to provide the occupation, and the name and address of the person's employer for each individual person who contributed more than $100 to the Committee in the aggregate. 

 


Presenter: Kurt Young

12:00 PM 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, 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.

12:45 PM Policy Review

  • Proposed policy on PDC staff political activity, appearance of fairness, and use of social media

    Presenter: Anne Levinson, Commission Chair

1:00 PM Request for Commission Guidance

  • Proposed response to request for clarification regarding the financial reporting obligations of elected officials serving on other bodies as part of their official duties

    Presenter: BG Sandahl

1:10 PM Rulemaking

Commission consideration and possible approval to begin the rulemaking process to remove forms from WAC 390


Presenter: BG Sandahl

1:40 PM Executive Director Report

• Legislative update
 
• Budget update
 
• Enforcement update
  • Open complaints
  • Completed investigations and alternative resolutions
  • Status of enforcement litigation

Presenter: BG Sandahl

2:00 PM Communications and Outreach Report

• Surplus Funds Guidance
• F-1 Project update 

Presenter: Kim Bradford

2:10 PM Information Technology Report


Presenter: James Gutholm

2:20 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: