Ticket Number: 
38936
Complainant: 
PDC Staff
Respondent: 
CATHERINE GOTTS
Created Date: 
August 8, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Violation Found by Commission
Description: 

This matter was heard by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission(Commission) on October 25, 2018, at the Public Disclosure Commission Office, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, Washington 98504. The hearing was held pursuant to Chapter 34.05 RCW, Chapter 42.17A RCW, and Chapter 390-37 WAC.Commissioners present were Anne Levinson, Commission Chair (presiding); David Ammons, Commission Vice-Chair; and Commissioner William Downing. Also present were Assistant Attorney General John S. Meader representing the Commission; Fox Blackhorn-Delph, PDC Compliance Coordinator; Tabatha Blacksmith, PDC Compliance Coordinator; and Assistant Attorney General Chad Standifer on behalf of PDC Staff. Respondent Catherine Gottsdid not participate. The proceeding was open to the public and recorded.After reviewing the record, including the testimony by PDC Staff and the Respondent, the Commission HEREBY ORDERS that the following Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Final Order of the Commission be entered:1. The Initial Order and civil penalty of $250 are VACATED due to the followingmitigating circumstances: the Respondent made good faith efforts to file before hearing notices were issued, and technical difficulties frustrated compliance.2. The Respondent shall file all required PDC reports in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(4) and have no further violations of Chapter 42.17A RCW or Title 390 WAC within four years of this order.

Penalty Description / Notes(s): 
$250 penalty vacated by the full Commission due to mitigating circumstances