Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission Agendas and Minutes

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December 1, 2021 Agenda and Minutes

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2020 Agendas and Minutes

November 4, 2020 Agenda and Minutes

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July 1, 2020 Agenda and Minutes

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June 10, 2020 Agenda and Minutes

June 10, 2020 Agenda

Appeal of dismissal in Case No. 20-1-0420-1
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3

Contracting budget for Democracy Voucher Program outreach

June 3, 2020 Agenda and Minutes

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May 6, 2020 Agenda and Minutes

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April 1, 2020 Agenda and Minutes

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2010's Agenda and Minutes

2019 Agendas and Minutes

January 9, 2019

Agenda

December 19, 2018 special meeting minutes

Public hearing for rules regarding introductory statements
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

February 6, 2019

Agenda

January 9, 2019 special meeting minutes

Debate Requirement

March 6, 2019

Agenda

February 6, 2019 regular meeting minutes

Request for reporting modification – Jon Lisbin

Rule defining debates

April 18, 2019

Agenda

March 6, 2019 regular meeting minutes

Appeal of dismissal in Case No. 19-1-0206-1

*Request for reporting modification

Faye Chess

Andrea Chin

Adam Eisenberg

Ed McKenna

Dismissal of Case Nos. 19-1-0108-1 and 19-1-0305-1

Restricting job discussions for City Councilmembers

2019 workplan

May 29, 2019

Agenda

City Attorney Explanatory Statement

Mr. Leman’s Appeal

Mr. Leman’s Proposed Revised Explanatory Statement

June 5, 2019

Agenda

April 18, 2019 special meeting minutes

Settlements

a) Case No. 18-1-1116-1 ($360 penalty for misusing City property for personal benefit)

b) Case No. 18-1-1116-2 ($280 penalty for misusing City property for personal benefit)

c) Case No. 18-1-1116-3 ($280 penalty for misusing City property for personal benefit)

Lobbying Law

July 8, 2019

Agenda

May 29, 2019 special meeting minutes

June 5, 2019 special meeting minutes

Lobbying law changes

Late-filing penalty - Put Kate on the Council ($50)

August 13, 2019

Agenda

July 8,2019 special meeting minutes

Proposed legislation to end super PACs in City elections and ban political spending by foreign-influenced corporations

Gonzalez transmission letter

Alschuler submission

Weintraub submission

Tribe submission

Fein submission

Weissman submission

Weissman report

Second Weissman report

Treatment of money raised by Democracy Voucher Program participants released from the maximum campaign valuation for the Primary

Relevant SEEC Rules and SMCs

Email from Director Barnett

Email from Democracy Voucher Program

Proposed lobbying legislation

Proposed political committee disclosure legislation

Dismissal of Case No. 19-2-0621-1

September 9, 2019

Agenda

August 13, 2019 special meeting minutes

In re David Soule

Proposed lobbying legislation

Dismissal of Case No. 19-2-0621-1

September 25, 2019

Agenda

Request for review of Director's interpretation of Rule 16H

Exhibit A

October 25, 2019

Agenda

Settlement in Case No. 19-2-1010-1

October 30, 2019

Agenda

Minutes for September 9, 2019 special meeting

Minutes for September 25, 2019 special meeting

Lobbying law

Case Nos. 19-2-1014-1 and 19-2-1016-1

December 2, 2019

Agenda

Minutes for October 25, 2019 special meeting

Minutes for October 30, 2019 special meeting

Lobbying Regulations ORD 11-15-2109 (Binding Act version)

Lobbying Regulations ORD 11-15-2109 (Legislation and rulemaking version)

Lobbying Regulations ORD 11-15-2109 (Legislation only version)

Awarding Merit Leave Criteria

2018 Agendas and Minutes

January 11, 2018

Agenda

February 9, 2018

Agenda

Minutes for December 13, 2017 special meeting

Minutes for January 11, 2018 special meeting

March 9, 2018

Agenda

Minutes for February 9, 2018 special meeting

2017 Election report

Democracy Voucher Program report

Democracy Voucher mailing

April 4, 2018

Agenda

May 2, 2018

Agenda

Presentation by BERK Consulting regarding its evaluation of the Democracy Voucher Program

Minutes of March 9, 2018 special meeting

Minutes of April 4, 2018 special meeting

Amendment to Ethics Code’s treatment of widely shared financial interests

Elections Code amendments

F-1 Modification Requests:
a) Mayor Jenny Durkan
b) Judge Karen Donohue
c) Judge Adam Eisenberg
d) Judge Ed McKenna
e) Judge Anita Crawford-Willis

June 6, 2018

Agenda

Minutes of May 2, 2018 regular meeting

Reporting subvendors

July 11, 2018

Agenda

June 6, 2018 regular meeting minutes

Appeal of dismissal of Case No. 18-1-0500 (consolidated)
a) Dismissal of Case No. 18-1-0500 (consolidated)

Appeal of dismissal of Case No. 18-2-0605-1
a) Dismissal of Case No 18-2-0605-1

September 5, 2018

Agenda

July 11, 2018 special meeting minutes

Request for Administrative Dismissal: Case No. 17-2-0721-1

Outreach contracting

October 3, 2018

Agenda

September 5, 2018 regular meeting minutes

Request for Administrative Dismissal: Case No. 17-2-0721-1
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

Settlement in Case No. 18-1-0620-1 (Employee misused City position and resources)

Candidate introductory statements

November 6, 2018

Agenda

Request for Administrative Dismissal: Case No. 17-2-0721-1
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

December 19, 2018

Agenda

October 3, 2018 regular meeting minutes

November 6, 2018 special meeting minutes

Executive Director’s merit leave determination

Rulemaking

2017 Agendas and Minutes

January 11, 2017

Agenda

December 7, 2016 regular meeting minutes

Contributions from participating candidates under I-122

Seattle Public Library’s request for advice

February 1, 2017

Agenda

January 11, 2017 special meeting minutes

Appeal of dismissal in Case No. 17-1-0103-1

March 1, 2017

Agenda

February 1, 2017 regular meeting minutes

Appeal of dismissal in Case No. 17-1-0115-1:
  Dismissal
  Appeal

Advisory Opinion 2017-01 (Seattle Public Library’s participation in a debate coalition)

Case No. 16-2-1228-1

Late-filing penalty for Vote Sawant Committee ($150)

April 5, 2017

Agenda

March 1, 2017 regular meeting minutes

I-122 Contribution Limits interpretation

Case No. 16-2-1228-1

Late-filing penalty for Vote Sawant Committee ($150)

May 16, 2017

Agenda

Request for advisory opinion on Legal Defense Fund:
 Enclosure 1
 Enclosure 2

June 7, 2017

Agenda

Advisory Opinion 2017-2

Judge Karen Donohue’s Request for Financial Affairs Statement Reporting Modification

Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan’s Request for Financial Affairs Statement Reporting Modification

Releasing Democracy Voucher candidates from the spending and contribution limits

Democracy Voucher contributions by individuals unable to sign their name

Dismissal of Case No. 17-2-0328-1

July 12, 2017

Agenda

Regular meeting minutes for April 5, 2017

Regular meeting minutes for June 7, 2017

Petition for Release from Spending Limit -- People for Teresa

Petition for Release from Spending Limit -- People for Jon Grant

Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan’s Request for Financial Affairs Statement Reporting Modification

Rule regarding releasing Democracy Voucher candidates from the spending and contribution limits

Dismissal of Case No. 17-2-0328-1

August 14, 2017

Agenda

Rule regarding releasing Democracy Voucher candidates from the spending and contribution limits

September 6, 2017

Agenda

Special meeting minutes for May 16, 2017

Special meeting minutes for July 12, 2017

Special meeting minutes for August 14, 2017

Rule regarding releasing Democracy Voucher candidates from the spending and contribution limits

Request for wider distribution of voucher replacement forms

September 14, 2017

Agenda

Rule regarding releasing Democracy Voucher candidates from the spending and contribution limits

Complaint regarding Councilmember González’s compliance with the Democracy Voucher Program’s primary election debate requirement:
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3

September 22, 2017

Agenda

Petition for Release from Spending Limit – People for Jon Grant

Petition for Release from Spending Limit – People for Teresa Mosqueda

October 19, 2017

Agenda

Request for Reconsideration

Request for Administrative Dismissal: Case No. 17-2-1002-1

Petition to have contribution limit increased from $250 to $500 – People for Jon Grant

October 23, 2017

Agenda

Petition to have contribution limit increased from $250 to $500 – People for Teresa Mosqueda

November 2, 2017

Agenda

Petition for Release from Spending and Contribution Limits – Holmes for Seattle

November 4, 2017

Agenda

December 13, 2017

Agenda

Regular meeting minutes for September 6, 2017

Special meeting minutes for September 14, 2017

Special meeting minutes for September 22, 2017

Special meeting minutes for October 19, 2017

Special meeting minutes for October 23, 2017

Special meeting minutes for November 2, 2017

Special meeting minutes for November 4, 2017

Settlement with Seattle Police Officers Guild ($750)

Merit Leave determination for Executive Director

October 23, 2017 letter regarding restricting the lobbying activities of some campaign personnel

Late-filing penalty for People for Teresa ($300)

Dismissal of Case Nos. 17-2-1013-1 and 17-2-1105-1

2016 Agendas and Minutes

February 3, 2016

Agenda

December 2, 2015 regular meeting minutes

Appeal of $1,500 late-filing penalty assessed against Vote Sawant committee
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

March 2, 2016

Agenda

Ethics Code Amendment

April 6, 2016

Agenda

February 3, 2016 meeting minutes

March 2, 2016 meeting minutes

Kirkland contract renewal

2015 Election Report

I-122
  a) Qualifying Contribution Petition
  b) Participating Candidate’s Guide
  c) Draft changes to Rule 15

May 24, 2016

Agenda

June 1, 2016

Agenda

April 6, 2016 meeting minutes

Draft Office fund Rule

June 21, 2016

Agenda

July 6, 2016

Agenda

June 1, 2016 meeting minutes

Settlement with SDOT Director, Scott Kubly
Enclosures: A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H     I     J     K     L     M     N     O     P     Q

Rule 15, Monetary thresholds

August 3, 2016

Agenda

Appeal of Dismissal in Case No. 16-1-0714-1
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3
Enclosure 4

September 7, 2016

Agenda

Continuation of Appeal of Dismissal in Case No. 16-1-0714-1
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3
Enclosure 4

October 5, 2016

Agenda

July 6, 2016 regular meeting minutes

August 3, 2016 regular meeting minutes

Executive Director’s attendance at COGEL conference

I-122:

a) Rulemaking
  Enclosure 1
  Enclosure 2
  Enclosure 3

b) The role of organizations in the democracy voucher program
  Enclosure 1
  Enclosure 2 

November 2, 2016

Agenda

Public hearing on adoption of rules implementing I-122

Settlement in Case No. 16-2-0714-1 (Seattle Public Library)

December 7, 2016

Agenda

September 7, 2016 regular meeting minutes

October 5, 2016 regular meeting minutes

November 2, 2016 regular meeting minutes

Executive Director’s merit leave award

Rules implementing I-122

Contributions from participating candidates under I-122

Voucher holders and search engines

2015 Agendas and Minutes

January 13, 2015

Agenda

Meeting minutes for December 3, 2014

Recommendation whether to appeal PERC’s decision in IBEW, Local 77 v. City of Seattle

February 11, 2015

Agenda

Meeting minutes for January 13, 2015

Advisory Opinion 2015-01E

Draft Office Fund Rule

Late-filing penalties

March 4, 2015

Agenda

Meeting minutes for February 11, 2015

Settlement in Case No. 14-1-1022-1

March 11, 2015

Agenda

Charging Document

Second Revised Hearing Notice

April 1, 2015

Agenda

Meeting minutes for March 4, 2015

District elections and the exception to the Ethics Code for widely shared financial interests
  Enclosure 1
  Enclosure 2
  Enclosure 3

Good faith and the Whistleblower Protection Code

Draft Office Fund

Commission legislation

June 3, 2015

Agenda

Appeal of Executive Director’s decision to exclude language from Alex Tsimerman’s voters’ pamphlet statement

Request for F-1 modification from Jon Lisbin, City Council Candidate

Request for review of Council Bill #118397, amending the City’s Elections Code
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

District elections and the exception to the Ethics Code for widely shared financial interests

Case No. 15-1-0406-1

July 1, 2015

Agenda

Regular meeting minutes for April 1, 2015

Request for F-1 modification 

Whistleblower Protection and the City’s State Legislative Agenda

District elections and the exception to the Ethics Code for widely shared financial interests

Case No. 15-1-0406-1

August 14, 2015

Agenda

September 2, 2015

Agenda

Meeting minutes for June 3, 2015

Meeting minutes for July 1, 2015

Settlement with Friends of Bruce Harrell committee for failing to timely refund over-the-limit cash contributions ($150)

Authorization for staff to attend December COGEL conference

Late-filing penalty for People for Jon Grant committee ($150)

Late-filing penalty for Debora for District 5 committee ($150)

Late-filing penalty for Friends of Kris Lethin committee ($250)

Case No. 15-2-0425-1

October 7, 2015

Agenda

Meeting minutes for September 2, 2015

Appeal of dismissal in Case No. 15-0722-1

Settlement with former employee for performing official duties without disclosing appearance of conflict of interest ($2,500)

Widely-shared financial interests and the City’s Ethics Code
  Enclosure 1
  Enclosure 2
  Enclosure 3
  Enclosure 4

Late-filing penalty for Vote Sawant committee ($500)

November 4, 2015

Agenda

Widely-shared financial interests and the City’s Ethics Code
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3
Enclosure 4

Request for consideration of possible Elections Code amendments

December 2, 2015

Agenda

October 7, 2015 regular meeting minutes

November 4, 2015 regular meeting minutes

Settlement with elected official over use of City facilities for campaign purposes ($150)
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3
Enclosure 4

Merit leave determination for Executive Director

Draft legislation amending the Ethics Code

Late-filing penalty for United for Tim ($200)

Late-filing penalty for People for Jon Grant ($50)

Late filing penalty for Debora for District 5 ($50)

2014 Agendas and Minutes

January 8, 2014

Agenda

Regular meeting minutes for December 4, 2013

Late-filing penalty for High-Quality Education for All, American Federation of Teachers ($500)

Late-filing penalty for SEIU Local 925 Public Service PAC ($250)

February 5, 2014

Agenda

Special meeting minutes for January 8, 2014

Special meeting minutes for October 30, 2013

Late-filing penalty for Seattle Fire Fighters Union Local 27 Voluntary PAC ($750)

WBI 13-0603-1

2013 Election Report

March 17, 2014

Agenda

Advice for the Department of Parks and Recreation regarding signs
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

May 7, 2014

Agenda

Regular meeting minutes for February 5, 2014

Special meeting minutes for March 17, 2014

Hearing on F-1 modification requests:
  Judge Donohue
  Judge McKenna
  Judge Rosen

Staffing for the 2015 election cycle

Training Plan

Housekeeping changes to Elections Code

Legislation to clarify the threshold for when a political committee has a filing obligation with the City

Case No. 14-2-0312-1 (Various allegations)

June 3, 2014

Agenda

Appeal of City Attorney’s Explanatory Statement for Metropolitan Parks District Matter:
  Explanatory Statement
  Appeal
  City Attorney's Response
  City Attorney's Response, Ex. A
  City Attorney's Response, Ex. B
  City Attorney's Response, Ex. C
  City Attorney's Response, Ex. D
  Appellants' Response

July 2, 2014

Agenda

Special meeting minutes for June 3, 2014

Request for advisory opinion

Case No. 14-2-0312-1

Case No. 14-2-0403-1 (DPR personnel participated in poll)

Case No. 14-2-0527-1 (Seattle Channel segment dealing with MPD)

July 24, 2014

Agenda

Appeal of disposition of Case No. 14-2-0527-1
  Disposition
  Appeal

September 10, 2014

Agenda

Regular meeting minutes for May 7, 2014

Regular meeting minutes for July 2, 2014

Special meeting minutes for July 24, 2014

Settlement with City employee who participated in matters in which a family member had a financial interest ($750)

Settlement with City official who brought campaign materials to a City-sponsored event ($150)

Advice to the Seattle Channel regarding programming (Introductory discussion)

Case No. 14-2-0403-1(DPR personnel participated in poll)

October 1, 2014

Agenda

Special meeting minutes for September 10, 2014

Funding temporary position to help with the transition to district elections

Advice to the Seattle Channel regarding programming (Continuation of discussion)

Case No. 14-2-0623-1 (Alleged misuse of City facilities)

November 5, 2014

Agenda

Meeting minutes for October 1, 2014

Commission legislation
  Enclosure 1 (limited change to SMC 2.04.265.B)
  Enclosure 2 (eliminates SMC 2.04.265.B)
  Enclosure 3

Advice to the Seattle Channel regarding programming (Continuation of discussion)

Case No. 14-2-0623-1 (Alleged misuse of City facilities)

Case No. 14-2-1006-1 (Alleged misuse of City facilities)

Late-filing penalty for Quality Pre-K for Our Kids ($30)

Late-filing penalty for Yes for Early Success ($10)

December 3, 2014

Agenda

Meeting minutes for November 5, 2014

Merit leave determination for Executive Director

Advice to the Seattle Channel regarding programming (Continuation of discussion)
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3
Enclosure 4
Enclosure 5

Office Funds

Case No. 14-2-1006-1(Alleged misuse of City facilities)

Late-filing penalty for Quality Pre-K for Our Kids ($30)

Late-filing penalty for Yes for Early Success ($10)

2013 Agendas and Minutes

January 3, 2013

Agenda

Approval of minutes of December 5, 2012 regular meeting

Proposed changes to Whistleblower Protection Code

Public financing of City elections
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3

January 31, 2013

Agenda

February 6, 2013

Agenda

Approval of minutes of January 3, 2013 special meeting

Request for Administrative Dismissal in Case No. 12-1008-1

Proposed changes to Whistleblower Protection Code

February 13, 2013

Agenda

March 6, 2013

Agenda

Public financing of City elections
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

March 22, 2013

Agenda

Public financing of City elections

April 3, 2013

Agenda

Approval of minutes of February 6, 2013 special meeting

Approval of minutes of February 13, 2013 special meeting

Approval of minutes of March 6, 2013 regular meeting

Advisory Opinion 2013-01

Settlement in Case No. 13-0123-1

Scheduling a hearing in Case No. 11-1216-1

Monitoring campaigns that organize to promote or oppose public financing

Public financing update
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3

June 5, 2013

Agenda

Hearing in In re Rios, Case No. 11-1216-1

Approval of minutes of March 6, 2013 regular special meeting

Approval of minutes of April 3, 2013 regular meeting

Opinion Request from Councilmember Sally Bagshaw

Dismissal of Case No. 12-01-1116-1

July 19, 2013

Agenda

Approval of minutes of June 5, 2013 regular meeting

Opinion Request from Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3
Enclosure 4
Enclosure 5

Dismissal of Case No. 12-01-1116-1

On-line training update

August 7, 2013

Agenda

Approval of minutes of March 22, 2013 special meeting

Opinion Request from Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3

September 18, 2013

Agenda

Opinion Request from Councilmember Sally Bagshaw

October 2, 2013

Agenda

Settlement with City employee who misused her official position and participated in matters in which she had a financial interest ($900)

Hearing in In re Rios, Case No. 11-1216-1

October 30, 2013

Agenda

Settlement with Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE)

December 4, 2013

Agenda

Special meeting minutes for July 19, 2013

Regular meeting minutes for August 7, 2013

Special meeting minutes for September 18, 2013

Regular meeting minutes for October 2, 2013

Merit leave determination for Executive Director

2012 Agendas and Minutes

January 4, 2012

Agenda

Opinion request regarding transfers of funds between committees

Late filing penalty for Friends of Bruce Harrell ($150)
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

Late-filing penalty for Friends of Jean Godden committee ($200)

March 7, 2012

Agenda

Approval of minutes of December 7, 2011 meeting

Approval of minutes of January 4, 2012 meeting

Settlement with City employee who misused her official position and participated in matters in which she had a financial interest ($1,500)

Opinion request regarding transfers of funds between committees

Request for advice from the City Council on draft changes to the Whistleblower Protection Code
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

2011 Election Report

April 4, 2012

Agenda

Approval of minutes of March 7, 2012 meeting

Opinion request regarding transfers of funds between committees

Request for advice from the City Council on draft changes to the Whistleblower Protection Code
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

May 2, 2012

Agenda

Decision on enforcement of SMC 2.04.265.B in light of 9th Circuit’s Family PAC decision

Request from City Council for advice on possible changes to the Elections Code.
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3
Enclosure 4
Enclosure 5
Enclosure 6

May 23, 2012

Agenda

City Attorney Explanatory Statement

Leman Appeal

Leman Proposed Revised Explanatory Statement

June 6, 2012

Agenda

Approval of minutes of April 4, 2012 meeting

Approval of minutes of May 2, 2012 meeting

Request for reconsideration of the Commission’s May 23, 2012 decision regarding the City Attorney’s explanatory statement for the library levy

Public hearing and possible vote on changes to Election Code Rules 4 and 11 regarding transfers of campaign funds

Request from the City Council for advice on (i) limiting the time period in which candidates can solicit and receive campaign contributions, and (ii) limiting transfers of campaign funds
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3
Enclosure 4
Enclosure 5
Enclosure 6

July 18, 2012

Agenda

Approval of minutes of June 6, 2012 meeting

Appeal of dismissal of Case No. 12-2-0703-1 (alleged misuse of public facilities to promote levy)
Dismissal
Appeal
Exhibit 1
Exhibit 2
Exhibit 3
Exhibit 10
Exhibit 11
Exhibit 16
Exhibit 18
Exhibit 19
Exhibit 20
Exhibit 21-p.1
Exhibit 21-p.2
Exhibit 21-p.3
Exhibit 21-p.4
Exhibit 21-p.5
Exhibit 28
Exhibit 29
Exhibit 30

Commission rule governing credit card contributions

Whistleblower Protection Code review
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3

August 1, 2012

Agenda

Request for Administrative Dismissal of Second Allegation in Case No. 12-2-0703-1 (Part II)

Advisory Opinion regarding offer of reduced rent to some City employees

Appeal of dismissal in Case No. 12-2-0703-1 (Part II) (1st, 2nd and 6th allegations)
Appeal 1
Appeal 2
Appeal 6

Exhibit 3
Exhibit 4
Exhibit 9
Exhibit 11
Exhibit 16
Exhibit 18
Exhibit 19
Exhibit 23
Exhibit 24
Exhibit 25
Exhibit 28

September 5, 2012

Agenda

Approval of minutes of July 18, 2012 special meeting

Approval of minutes of August 1, 2012 regular meeting

Settlement in Case No. 12-2-0206-1 (fictitious name on campaign contributor’s check)

Continuation of appeal of Case No. 12-2-0703-1 (Part II) (6th allegation)
Exhibit 23
Exhibit 24
Exhibit 25

Dismissal of Case No. 12-2-0727-1 (alleged promotion of library levy in Library’s annual closure notice)
Exhibit A
Exhibit B

October 3, 2012

Agenda

Approval of minutes of September 5, 2012 regular meeting

Request from Mayor regarding OPA complaint
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

Potential housekeeping amendments to the Elections Code

Resolution honoring Lynne Iglitzin

Resolution honoring Amit Ranade

November 7, 2012

Agenda

Approval of minutes of October 3, 2012 regular meeting

Settlement with former City employee who participated in matters in which a reasonable person would question her independence of judgment ($500)

Request for Hearing – Case No. 11-1-0929; In the matter of Ron Allen

December 5, 2012

Agenda

Approval of minutes of November 7, 2012 regular meeting

Settlement with City employee who used City facilities for private business ($1,000)

Merit leave determination for the Executive Director

Discussion of proposed changes to Whistleblower Protection Code
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

2011 Agendas and Minutes

January 5, 2011

Agenda

Approval of minutes of December 1, 2010 meeting

Social media policy
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3

February 2, 2011

Agenda

Approval of minutes of January 5, 2011 meeting

Consideration of settlement with City Employee who misused City property ($300)

Public hearing and vote on rule amending the thresholds for filing Reports of Personal Financial Affairs under the Elections Code

March 2, 2011

Agenda

In re Teri Woods

Approval of minutes of February 2, 2011 meeting

Advisory Opinion 11-01 (Post-employment restrictions)

Advisory Opinion 11-01E (Social media)

09-WBI-0301 (SCL Security Upgrades)

April 6, 2011

Agenda

In re Jeff Britsch

Approval of minutes of March 2, 2011 meeting

Request for Administrative Dismissal in 11-WBI-0118-1 (Parks hiring process)

Advisory Opinion 11-01E (Political Committee giveaways)

Interlocal agreement with Seattle Public Schools

May 4, 2011

Agenda

Approval of minutes of April 6, 2011 meeting

Request for financial interest statement reporting modification

Advisory Opinion 11-01E (Political Committee giveaways)

Advisory Opinion 11-02E (Social media)

Interlocal agreement with Seattle Public Schools

Whistleblower Protection Code review
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3

Voters’ pamphlet deadlines

June 1, 2011

Agenda

Approval of minutes of May 4, 2011 meeting

Public hearing and possible vote on Voters’ Pamphlet Administrative Rules
Enclosure 1 

Confirmation of Chris Thomas as part-time Commission investigator (contingent on execution of SPS contract)

Late filing penalty assessed against the McGinn for Mayor committee ($100)

June 17, 2011

Agenda

Received June 2, 2011

City Attorney Explanatory Statement

Filings of June 9, 2011

LMF and WSDOT

Objection to Explanatory Statement

Evanson Decl. in support of Explanatory Statement Appeal

LMF and WSDOT Explanatory Statement Amendments

LMF and WSDOT Explanatory Statement Amendments in redline

PSN

PSN Opening Brief

20110609_PSN_Appeal_Appendices

20110609_Decl_of_Manca

PSN Proposed Substitution

PSN Proposed Amendment _1

PSN Proposed Amendment _2

PSN Proposed Amendment _3

Filings of June 15, 2011

City Attorney

City Attorney's Response to Objections to Referendum 1 Explanatory Statement

City Attorney's Response - Attachment A (Ordinance 123542)

Filings of June 16, 2011

LMF and WSDOT

Reply

PSN

Reply

July 6, 2011

Agenda

Approval of June 1, 2011 meeting minutes

Public hearing and possible vote on Voters’ Pamphlet Administrative Rules
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

Potential work with the City of Kirkland

August 15, 2011

Agenda

Video Voters' Guide Administrative Rules

September 7, 2011

Agenda

Approval of July 6, 2011 meeting minutes

Approval of August 15, 2011 special meeting minutes

Settlement relating to improper use of City car ($365)
Enclosure 1

Settlement relating to conflict of interest in contracting matter ($750)

Printing the full text of measures in the voters’ pamphlet

Dismissal of Case No. 11-2-0727-1

Late-filing penalty for Classen for Seattle Committee ($50) and Kate Whiting ($150)

Late-filing penalty for The People for Forch ($50)

October 5, 2011

Agenda

Approval of September 7, 2011 meeting minutes

Settlement with City employee regarding misuse of City property ($1,500)

City officers and employees soliciting gifts to the City or others

Late-filing penalty for Elect Dian Ferguson ($150)

Late-filing penalty for Classen for Seattle Committee ($50) and Kate Whiting ($150)

Late-filing penalty for The People for Forch ($50)

Dismissal of Case No. 11-2-0628-1 (Alleged misuse of City publications for campaign purposes)

December 7, 2011

Agenda

Approval of October 5, 2011 meeting minutes

Settlement with City employee who participated in matters in which she had a financial interest ($300)

Settlement with City employee who participated in matters in which she had a financial interest ($400)

Settlement with City employee who participated in matters in which he had a financial interest ($700)

Settlement with City employee who misused her official position and participated in matters in which she had a financial interest ($1,500)

Settlement with former City employee who misused his official position and participated in matters in which he had a financial interest ($1,500)

Settlement with former City employee who misused her official position and participated in matters in which she had a financial interest ($2,000)

Decision regarding merit leave for the Executive Director

Changes to Whistleblower Protection Code
Enclosure 1

Dismissal of Case No. 11-2-0628-1 (Alleged misuse of City publications for campaign purposes)

Dismissal of Case No. 11-2-1006-1 (Alleged misuse of City funds for campaign purposes)

2010 Agendas and Minutes

January 6, 2010

Agenda

Application of the Ethics and Elections Codes to City use of social media

Enclosure 1

Dismissal of complaint alleging that City Light manager committed improper governmental actions

Dismissal of Case No. 9-2-1023-1 (Allegation that Forward Seattle’s independent expenditures in support of the Rosencrantz campaign violated the Elections Code)

Usage of the SEEC On-Line Voters’ Guide in the 2009 General Election

March 3, 2010

Agenda

Approval of minutes for January 6, 2010 regular meeting

Request for Administrative Dismissal of Case No. 09-1-1105 (City employee discussed season tickets with Mariners official while on official City business)

Draft ordinance barring elected officials from soliciting office fund contributions from City employees

Biennial Election Report

April 7, 2010

Agenda

Approval of minutes for March 3, 2010 regular meeting

Siting an Open Government Ombudsman in the SEEC

Closure of 09-WBI-1208-1 (No finding that City Light Director committed an improper governmental action)

Late-filing penalty for McGinn for Mayor ($300)

Late-filing penalty for Friends of Bruce Harrell ($100)

May 5, 2010

Agenda

Approval of minutes for April 7, 2010 regular meeting

Request for financial interest statement reporting modification

Dismissal of Case No. 10-1-0407-1(Allegations of improper treatment don’t raise issues under the Ethics Code)

Dismissal of Case No. 10-WBI-0425-1 (Waiver of interest and fines for taxpayer was not improper governmental action)

Memorandum regarding changing the application of the post-employment restrictions to employees who are involuntarily laid off

June 2, 2010

Agenda

Approval of minutes for May 5, 2010 regular meeting

Draft amendment to SMC 4.16.075 – Prohibited conduct after leaving City

Dismissal of Case No. 10-1-0407-1 (Allegations of improper treatment don’t raise issues under the Ethics Code)

July 7, 2010

Agenda

Approval of June 2, 2010 meeting minutes

Case No. 10-WBI-0427-1 (No improper governmental actions in work at Kinnear Park)

September 1, 2010

Agenda

Hearing on Ed McKenna's appeal of the Executive Director's rejection of a sentence in his voters' pamphlet statement

Approval of minutes of July 7, 2010 meeting

Settlement with employee related to her participation in matters involving individuals with whom she had a personal relationship ($600)

October 6, 2010

Agenda

Approval of minutes for September 1, 2010 meeting

Whistleblower Code review
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2

Gift Cards

Late-filing penalty: People for Bobby Forch ($200)

Late-filing penalty: O’Brien for Seattle ($500)

Dismissal of Case No. 10-1-0908-1 (Insufficient evidence that employees misused their positions for private benefit by seeking to have individual’s employment terminated)

November 3, 2010

Agenda

Approval of minutes of October 6, 2010 meeting

Request for administrative dismissal of Case No. 10-WBI-0420-1

Resolutions honoring former Commissioners Ed Carr and Nancy Miller

Dismissal of Case No. 10-1-0908-1 (Insufficient evidence that employees misused their positions for private benefit by seeking to have individual’s employment terminated)

Whistleblower Code review
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3
Enclosure 4

December 1, 2010

Agenda

Approval of minutes of November 3, 2010 meeting

Amendment to the Ethics Code’s post-employment restrictions
Enclosure 1

Contribution limit for the 2011 elections

Executive Director’s merit leave determination

Amending the Elections Code to exclude some political action committees that file with the State

Whistleblower Code review
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3
Enclosure 4

2000's Agendas and Minutes

2009 Agendas and Minutes

January 14, 2009

Agenda

Approval of minutes for December 3, 2008 meeting

Discussion and possible vote on recommendation to bring Commission appointments in line with SMC 3.70.030 (requiring staggered terms)
Attachment 1
Attachment 2

Discussion and possible vote on recommendation to include in all City collective bargaining agreements language affirming the Commission’s authority to issue fines for Ethics Code violations

Ethics Code Review - Attachment

February 4, 2009

Agenda

Discussion and possible vote on recommendation to City Council for Ethics Code amendments

Public hearing, discussion and possible vote on changes to the Voters’ Pamphlet and Video Voters’ Guide Rules

Discussion and possible vote on City Council candidate Sally Bagshaw’s request to file a modified financial interest statement

Late-filing penalty for A Deal is a Deal ($750)

Letter to the Mayor and the City Council President regarding staggered Commission terms

April 1, 2009

Agenda

Approval of minutes for March 4, 2009 regular meeting

08-WBI-1017-1 (Improper governmental actions at Seattle Fire Department)

May 6, 2009

Agenda

Approval of minutes for March 4, 2009 regular meeting

Credit Card Contribution Rule review - Attachment

08-WBI-1017-1 (Improper governmental actions at Seattle Fire Department)

Dismissal of Case No. 08-1104-1 (Allegations of wrongdoing arising out of SDOT’s handling of appeal)

Update on Proposed Ethics Code revisions sent to City Council
Attachment 1
Attachment 2
Attachment 3

June 3, 2009

Agenda

Advisory Opinion 09-01 (Post-employment restrictions)

Status report: Ethics Code changes before the City Council

July 1, 2009

Agenda

Approval of minutes for June 3, 2009 regular meeting

Investigative Report: Case No.09-WBI-0320-1 (Snowstorm response)

New whistleblower brochure rollout

Forward Seattle late-filing penalty ($250)

September 2, 2009

Agenda

Approval of minutes for July 1, 2009 regular meeting

Dismissal of Case No.09-1-0710-1 (Complaint about firefighters collecting money for charity)

Dismissal of Case No.09-2-0726-1 (Complaint alleging electioneering at Tunnelfacts.com)

Memo regarding application of rule barring candidates from discussing their opponents

October 7, 2009

Agenda

Approval of minutes for September 2, 2009 regular meeting

Approval of minutes for May 6, 2009 regular meeting

Consideration of settlement with City official who secured permit on terms unavailable to the general public

DRAFT Legislative Department Policy on Use of Social Media by City Councilmembers

Case No. 09-1-0819-1 (Alleged falsification of documents and abuse of process)

November 4, 2009

Agenda

Approval of minutes for October 7, 2009 regular meeting

Advisory Opinion 2009-2 (Applicability of Ethics Code to Seattle Police Pension Board)

Case No. 09-1-0819-1 (Alleged falsification of documents and abuse of process)

Late filing penalty assessed against the Tom Carr for City Attorney committee ($125)
Letter from Executive Director
Response from Committee

Report to City Council on Lobbying Law

December 2, 2009

Agenda

Approval of minutes for November 4, 2009 regular meeting

Request for administrative dismissal of Case No. 09-2-1014-1 (Member of City Commission allegedly promoted ballot measure at City event)

Appeal of Late filing penalty assessed against the MHK for Seattle committee ($75)

Application of the Ethics and Elections Codes to City use of social media (Enclosure)

Late filing penalty assessed against the McGinn for Mayor committee ($420)

Dismissal of complaint alleging that City Light manager committed improper governmental actions

Dismissal of Case No. 9-2-1023-1 (Allegation that Forward Seattle’s independent expenditures in support of the Rosencrantz campaign violated the Elections Code)

2008 Agendas and Minutes

January 9, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for December 5, 2007 meeting

Draft Lobbyist Registration Ordinance 

Recommendation to the City Council whether or not to renew automatic inflation adjustments to the contribution limits

Recommendation to the City Council whether or not to raise the threshold for mini campaign reporting from $3,500 to $5,000

Decision whether or not to award merit leave to Executive Director

Advice to Seattle City Light regarding contracting with former employee

Dismissal of Case No. 07-2-1019-1 (Allegation that Forward Seattle’s independent expenditures should be treated as contributions)

Dismissal of Case No. 07-2-1030-1 (Allegations relating to the City’s dealings with Casa Latina)

Late filing penalty for Seattle Fire Fighters Union Voluntary PAC ($50)

Late filing penalty for Judy for Seattle committee ($50)

January 23, 2008

Agenda

February 6, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for January 23, 2008 special meeting

Advisory Opinion 08-01 (Application of Ethics Code to Assistant City Attorney Supervisor serving as Judge Pro Tem)

Request for Advisory Opinion 08-02 (Application of Ethics Code to former Councilmember’s prospective consulting contract)

Discussion and possible action on recommendation to administratively dismiss Case No. 07-1-1010-1 (Former Councilmember’s misuse of City telephone for campaign purposes)

Dismissal of Case No. 07-1-1010-1 (Allegation that Councilmember misused his position to assist his campaign)

Closure of Case No. 07-2-1011-1 (Investigation into potential reimbursement of campaign contribution)

March 5, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for February 6, 2008 meeting

Briefing on public financing

Review of lobbying legislation

Report on advisory committee legislation

Dismissal of Case No. 07-1-1010-1 (Allegation that Councilmember misused his position to assist his campaign)

April 2, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for March 5, 2008 meeting

Advisory Opinion 08-03

Dismissal of Case No. 07-1-1010-1 (Allegation that Councilmember misused his position to assist his campaign)

Report on advisory committee legislation

May 7, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for April 2, 2008 meeting

Discussion and vote on settlement regarding violation of SMC 2.04.300

Advisory Opinion 08-03 (revised)

SMC 4.16.070.2.c and employees working behind the scenes on matters involving their department

June 4, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for May 7, 2008 meeting

Approval of letter to elected officials regarding campaign events on City schedules

July 2, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for June 4, 2008 meeting

Lobbyist reporting rules and draft filing program - (Lobbying law)

Public Financing Advisory Committee Reports
Main Report
Minority Report

August 6, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for July 2, 2008 meeting

Public hearing on rule implementing SMC Chapter 2.06, Lobbying Regulations

Recommendations to City Council on changes to the Elections Code

Recommendations to City council on contracting procedures

Voters' Pamphlet rule barring candidates from discussing their opponent(s)

September 3, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for August 6, 2008 meeting

Rules implementing SMC Chapter 2.06, Lobbying Regulations

Advice to City Council on closing the indemnification loophole

Attachment 1

Executive Director’s recommended administrative dismissal of Case No. 08-1-0415-1

Voters’ Pamphlet rule barring candidates from discussing their opponent(s)

Resolution of Case No. 08-WBI-0611-1

October 1, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for September 3, 2008 meeting

Ethics Code Review – disclosure of confidential information and post-employment restrictions
Enclosure 1
Enclosure 2
Enclosure 3

Dismissal of Case No. 08-1-0611-2 (City employee received personal items at City office)

Dismissal of Case No. 08-WBI-0609-1 (Allegations against various personnel department employees)

November 5, 2008

Agenda

Consideration of settlement with City employee who used City car for personal use

Consideration of appeal of dismissal of Case No. 08-1-0611-2 (City employee received personal items at City office)

Ethics Code Review – Sections 2 (Improper Use of Official Position), 3 (Acceptance of Gifts or Loans) and 5 (Holding a Financial or Beneficial Interest in a City Transaction)

Dismissal of Case No. 08-WBI-0609-1 (Allegations against various personnel department employees)

08-WBI-0604-1 (No finding of ethics code violations in City employee’s supervision of cousins or use of City trucks)

December 3, 2008

Agenda

Approval of minutes for October 1, 2008 meeting

Approval of minutes for November 3, 2008 meeting

Ethics Code Review – Section 1 (Disqualification from Acting on City Business)

Late filing penalties for Citizens for the Pike Place Market ($50) and Seattle Parks for All ($50)

08-WBI-0604-1 (No finding of ethics code violations in City employee’s supervision of cousins or use of City trucks)

2007 Agendas and Minutes

January 10, 2007

Agenda

January 18, 2007

Agenda

February 1, 2007

Agenda

February 7, 2007

Agenda

March 7, 2007

Agenda

March 14, 2007

Agenda

April 4, 2007

Agenda

May 2, 2007

Agenda

June 6, 2007

Agenda

August 1, 2007

Agenda

September 5, 2007

Agenda

October 3, 2007

Agenda

Approval of minutes for September 5, 2007 meeting

Discussion and possible vote on amendments to Elections Code Rules

Discussion and possible vote on amendments to Administrative Rules

Draft Ordinance regarding Public Office Fund contributions

Dismissal of Case No. 07-2-0816-1 (Allegation that Mayor used City resources for campaign purposes)

Late filing penalty for Tim Burgess for Seattle City Council 2007 ($100)

Discussion on Mini Campaign Reporting Rules

November 7, 2007

Agenda

Approval of minutes for October 3, 2007 meeting

Appeal of dismissal of Case No. 07-1-1012-2 (Allegation that Councilmember Godden misused City resources for campaign purposes)

Discussion and possible vote on amendments to Elections Code Rules and Administrative Rules

Voters’ pamphlet rule barring candidates from discussing their opponents

Late filing penalty for Neighbors for Al Runte ($500)

Dismissal of Case No. 07-2-1019-1 (Allegation that Forward Seattle’s independent expenditures should be treated as contributions)

December 5, 2007

Agenda

Approval of minutes for November 7, 2007 meeting

Appeal of dismissal of Case No. 07-1-1012-2 (Allegation that Councilmember Godden misused City resources for campaign purposes)

Settlement with Friends of David Della 2007 Committee for failing to include sponsor identification on robocall ($500)

Dismissal of Case No. 07-2-1019-1 (Allegation that Forward Seattle’s independent expenditures should be treated as contributions)

Late filing penalty for Seattle Fire Fighters Union Voluntary PAC ($50)

Late filing penalty for Judy for Seattle committee ($50)

Dismissal of Case No. 07-2-1030-1 (Allegations relating to the City’s dealings with Casa Latina)

2006 Agendas and Minutes

January 11, 2006

Agenda

February 1, 2006

Agenda

February 6, 2006

Agenda

March 1, 2006

Agenda

April 5, 2006

Agenda

May 3, 2006

Agenda

May 25, 2006

Agenda

June 7, 2006

Agenda

August 2, 2006

Agenda

September 6, 2006

Agenda

September 26, 2006

Agenda

November 1, 2006

Agenda

December 1, 2006

Agenda

2005 Agendas and Minutes

January 5, 2005

Agenda

February 2, 2005

Agenda

March 2, 2005

Agenda

April 6, 2005

Agenda

May 4, 2005

Agenda

June 1, 2005

Agenda

June 13, 2005

Agenda

July 14, 2005

Agenda

August 3, 2005

Agenda

September 7, 2005

Agenda

October 5, 2005

Agenda

October 10, 2005

Agenda

November 2, 2005

Agenda

December 14, 2005

Agenda

2004 Agendas and Minutes

January 14, 2004

Agenda

February 4, 2004

Agenda

February 11, 2004

Agenda

March 2, 2004

Agenda

March 25, 2004

Agenda

March 30, 2004

Agenda

April 7, 2004

Agenda I

Agenda II

April 15, 2004

Agenda

April 23, 2004

Agenda

April 28, 2004

Agenda

May 19, 2004

Agenda

June 2, 2004

Agenda

July 7, 2004

Agenda

August 4, 2004

Agenda

September 1, 2004

Agenda

September 23, 2004

Agenda

October 6, 2004

Agenda

November 3, 2004

Agenda

December 1, 2004

Agenda

2003 Agendas and Minutes

January 8, 2003

Agenda

February 5, 2003

Agenda

March 5, 2003

Agenda

March 21, 2003

Agenda

April 2, 2003

Agenda

May 7, 2003

Agenda

June 4, 2003

Agenda

July 2, 2003

Agenda

August 6, 2003

Agenda

September 3, 2003

Agenda

September 19, 2003

Agenda

October 1, 2003

Agenda

October 16, 2003

Agenda

November 5, 2003

Agenda

December 3, 2003

Agenda

2002 Agendas and Minutes

January 9, 2002

Agenda

February 6, 2002

Agenda

March 6, 2002

Agenda

April 3, 2002

Agenda

April 26, 2002

Agenda

May 1, 2002

Agenda

May 28, 2002

Agenda

June 5, 2002

Agenda

June 18, 2002

Agenda

July 1, 2002

Agenda

July 11, 2002

Agenda

July 17, 2002

Agenda

July 20, 2002

Agenda

July 24, 2002

Agenda

August 7, 2002

Agenda

August 21, 2002

Agenda

September 3, 2002

Agenda

September 4, 2002

Agenda

October 2, 2002

Agenda

October 9, 2002

Agenda

November 6, 2002

Agenda

December 4, 2002

Agenda

2001 Agendas and Minutes

January 3, 2001

Agenda

January 23, 2001

Agenda

February 7, 2001

Agenda

March 7, 2001

Agenda

March 9, 2001

Agenda

April 4, 2001

Agenda

May 2, 2001

Agenda

June 6, 2001

Agenda

August 3, 2001

Agenda

September 5, 2001

Agenda

September 11, 2001

Agenda

October 3, 2001

Agenda

October 9, 2001

Agenda

November 13, 2001

Agenda

November 28, 2001

Agenda

December 12, 2001

Agenda

2000 Agendas and Minutes

January 5, 2000

Agenda

February 9, 2000

Agenda

March 1, 2000

Agenda

April 18, 2000

Agenda

May 3, 2000

Agenda

June 7, 2000

Agenda

June 26, 2000

Agenda

July 6, 2000

Agenda

July 12, 2000

Agenda

September 6, 2000

Agenda

October 4, 2000

Agenda

November 1, 2000

Agenda

December 13, 2000

Agenda