STATE OF WASHINGTON
EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD
SPECIAL TELEPHONIC BOARD MEETING STAFF NOTES
November 30, 2000
The Executive Ethics Board convened in Special Session at 3:35 p.m., via telephone conference call at the Office of the Attorney General, 1110 Capitol Way First Floor Conference Room, Olympia, Washington and at the Office of the Attorney General, 18 S Mission Suite 300, Wenatchee, Washington.
Present Via Conference Call:
Cheryl Rohret, Chair
James Vache, Board Member
Janet Lim, Board Member
Also Present Via Conference Call:
Kevin Bredesen, Acting President Washington Apple Commission
Steve Lutz, The Perishables Group, Respondent
Present At the AG Office in Olympia
William Collins, Counsel
Brian Malarky, Executive Director
Debbie O’Dell, Training and Information Specialist
Present At the AG Office in Wenatchee
Jan Mikel, Wenatchee Attorney General Office Manager
Rick Steigmeyer, Wenatchee World
1. ROLL CALL
EEB Board Members James Vache, Cheryl Rohret, Janet Lim were present via telephone conference call.
2. PRESENTATION OF STIPULATION & ORDER IN EEB CASE NO. 00-12, WILLIAM BRUBAKER
The Executive Director stated that the staff had not received an anticipated document in this case and would not present any documents at this time.3. PRESENTATION OF STIPULATION & ORDER IN EEB CASES NO. 00-20 AND 00-21, STEVE LUTZ
The Executive Director presented background information on the case and a proposed Stipulation and Order to resolve the matter. Because it is referenced in the Proposed Stipulation and Order, a proposed No Reasonable Cause finding was introduced in the public meeting. Under the Proposed Stipulation and Order with Respondent Steve Lutz, the Board agrees to find no reasonable cause in the cases and Mr. Lutz agrees to not work on any contracts with his former state employer for one year and not to exercise his stock option rights with his new employer for a period of two years.
The Board decided to deliberate in Executive Session regarding the Proposed Stipulation and Order.
4. DRAFT ADVISORY OPINION 00-14 - Service By A State Official On The Board Of An Organization Seeking State Funds From the State Official’s Parent Agency
This request concerns service by a state employee on a board of an organization that applies for housing funding from the state. The Executive Director stated that the Board approved this opinion at the last meeting but wanted the initial questions changed. When Mr. Malarky discussed the draft opinion with the requester she asked that we remove all direct references to the specific program area in question. Since the changes exceed the scope of the Board's approval, Mr. Malarky asked the Board to review and approve the opinion as written.
Board accepted Advisory Opinion 00-14 as written with minor grammar and punctuation corrections. Chair Rohret asked that old language be left in draft opinions so board can compare when changes are made.
Mr. Malarky indicated that the Board will now begin it's Executive Session and that anyone wishing to know the Board's decision regarding the Lutz matter to please indicate that desire so he could call them directly after the session. Kevin Bredesen, and Steve Lutz indicated their desire to be contacted.
EXECUTIVE SESSION 3:55 p.m. began - ended at 4:30 p.m.
Approved by the Executive Ethics Board on January 11, 2001.
James M. Vaché, Chair