Regular Commission Meeting

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:30am

Public Disclosure Commission

711 Capitol Way, Room 206 | Olympia, Washington 98504

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Meeting Agenda: 
9:30 AM Convene

  • Public Comment
 
 
9:40 AM Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of September 28, 2017 Meeting Minutes
9:45 AM Possible Rules Adoption —WAC 390 — Removing Filer Forms From Rule
10:00 AM Town Of Skykomish Request To Void Order

10:15 AM Enforcement — Requests for Review

On August 23, 2017, Vincent Koester, an incumbent Sewer Commissioner for the Highline Water District, was found in violation of RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to timely file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) due no later than April 17, 2017, disclosing financial information for calendar year 2016. At that hearing, a $300 penalty was assessed, which Vincent Koester requests be reviewed by the full Public Disclosure Commission.

On August 23, 2017, John Zingg, an incumbent School Director for the Freeman School District, was found in violation of 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 information for calendar year 2016. At that hearing, a $250 penalty was assessed, which John Zingg requests be reviewed by the full Public Disclosure Commission.

On August 23, 2017, Jack Bermingham, an incumbent College President for the Highline Community College, was found in violation of RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to timely file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) due no later than April 17, 2017, disclosing financial information for calendar year 2016. At that hearing, a $250 penalty was assessed, with $50 suspended upon conditions. Jack Bermingham requests that this penalty be reviewed by the full Public Disclosure Commission.

On August 23, 2017, Paul Mosbrucker, an incumbent School Director for the White Salmon District, was found in violation of RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to timely file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) due no later than April 17, 2017, disclosing financial information for calendar year 2016. At that hearing, a $300 penalty was assessed, which Paul Mosbrucker requests be reviewed by the full Public Disclosure Commission.

On August 23, 2017, Christopher Coleman, candidate for School Director of the Mossyrock School District 206, was found in violation of 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 $250 penalty was assessed, which Christopher Coleman requests be reviewed by the full Public Disclosure Commission.

On August 23, 2017, Janine Ledford, candidate for School Director of the Cape Flattery School District 401, was found in violation of 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 $250 penalty was assessed, which Janine Ledford requests be reviewed by the full Public Disclosure Commission.

On August 23, 2017, Reid Campion, candidate for Fire Commissioner of the Whatcom Fire Protection District 21, was found in violation of RCW 42.17A.205 and RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to timely file a Candidate Registration (C-1 report) and 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 candidate status and financial information for the preceding twelve months. At that hearing, a $500 penalty was assessed, which Reid Campion requests be reviewed by the full Public Disclosure Commission.

 


Presenters: Fox Blackhorn-Delph and Micaiah Ragins

11:00 AM Enforcement

  • Spokane for Honest Government, PDC Case 9059, involving alleged violations during the 2015 Spokane City Council elections of RCW 42.17A.260 and .305 for failure to timely file C-6 special reports disclosing expenditures for political advertising and electioneering communications, and RCW 42.17A.240 by failing to disclose a proper description of expenditures on a C-4 expenditure report.
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.  Possible action regarding pending litigation, or other matters properly discussed during executive session, will be taken following the executive session.

1:00 PM Strategic Plan


Presenters: Peter Lavallee, Exeutive Director and PDC Staff

1:45 PM Executive Director and Deputy Director Updates


Presenters: Peter Lavallee, Executive Director and BG Sandahl, Deputy Director

1:50 PM Compliance and Enforcement Update

  • Open complaints

  • Completed investigations and alternative resolutions

  • Status of enforcement litigation


    Presenter: Kurt Young, Compliance Officer

2:00 PM Communications and Outreach Report


Presenter: Kim Bradford, Communications and Outreach Director

2:10 PM Process Improvement

  •  Compliance/Filer Assistance Forum

    Presenter: Chip Beatty, Filer Specialist

2:30 PM Information Technology Report

  •  IT Project List Update

    Presenter: James Gutholm, Chief Technology 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: