Evergreen political committee fined
Evergreen Citizens for Schools fined for failing to report expenditures
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Vancouver, WA Evergreen Citizens for Schools fined for failing to report expenditures
The Public Disclosure Commission found that a political committee supporting a 2008 school measure bond in Evergreen Public Schools failed to report two 2008 expenditures in a timely manner.
The PDC’s presiding officer found at a Jan. 24 hearing that Evergreen Citizens for Schools violated RCW 42.17.080 and 42.17.090 on two occasions in 2008. The committee failed to report $5,500 for a survey conducted by Conkling, Fiskum & McCormick in Oct. of 2008 and $9,681 for advertising in The Columbian in May of 2008.
The presiding officer assessed a total civil penalty of $500, but he suspended $300 on the condition that the committee is not found to have committed any further violations of RCW 42.17A within four years of the date of the order.