This web site only contains information about the Monorail through September 9, 2002. Any activity since September 9, 2002 must only be reported to the state Public Disclosure Commission, available at www.pdc.wa.gov
On September 9, 2002, the Seattle City Council voted to not place a second monorail measure on the November 5, 2002 ballot. The City of Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission sent a letter telling campaign committees supporting and opposing the Monorail ballot measure that the City will not require them to submit campaign finance reports after September 9, 2002. The letter reminds them that they are still required to submit reports as provided for in State law.
Since the Monorail ballot measure creates an independent municipal authority under Washington State law, not City law, campaign committees receiving contributions and making expenditures related to the measure are not subject to Seattle's Elections Code.
Steve Gross, Executive Director of the Commission, said: "Several of the campaign committees have publicly stated that they are willing, and intend to, file reports with the City. However, since the Commission has no enforcement authority over this ballot measure we cannot require the campaigns to file with us. Without the authority to require all campaigns to file, and to require all campaigns to correct reports with mistakes, errors or omissions, any information we posted may be suspect. Voters interested in campaign financing for this ballot measure should check the Public Disclosure Commission's website at www.pdc.wa.gov
The Commission will continue to investigate alleged violations of the Campaign Finance Code, if the violation occurred before September 9, 2002. Additionally, campaign finance reports covering the period up to September 9 will be available here.