The state Public Disclosure Commission this week fined three candidates for elected office on the Eastside for not filing the necessary paperwork.

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The state Public Disclosure Commission this week fined three candidates for elected office on the Eastside for not filing the necessary paperwork.


Most candidates must file a Personal Financial Affairs statement and a Candidate Registration within two weeks of becoming a candidate. The three were fined after being sent a reminder letter about the paperwork and then a letter allowing a smaller fine without a hearing.


• Patrick O’Brien, a candidate for Kenmore City Council, was fined $200 for not filing the financial or registration statements. He filed the paperwork last week, well after the deadline, according to the commission. O’Brien is running against two others in the Tuesday primary.


• Patrick Boyd, a candidate for Medina City Council, was fined $150 for not filing the financial statement. Boyd is running against one person in the November general election.


• Marci Busby, who is running unopposed for the Snoqualmie Valley School Board, was fined $300 for not filing the financial or registration statements.


As of Thursday, neither Boyd nor Busby had filed the paperwork, according to the commission.



Fall City

Snoqualmie Valley Trail section to close for work


Part of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail near Fall City will be closed beginning Monday for repairs.


The portion of trail will be closed until early next year while King County officials restore the trail from a washout last March.


The closed trail runs from the Griffin Creek Natural Area between Carnation and Fall City to 356th Drive Southeast at Fall City. The route between Fall City Park and the trail that uses Southeast 39th Place also will be closed.


For more information, call the county at 206-263-6206.


Redmond

Charity honored as among best in U.S.


The Family Resource Center in Redmond has been certified as a charity that is among the “Best in America” by Independent Charities of America.


The Independent Charities’ Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America (LICA) that have demonstrated they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness.


Family Resource Center is a nonprofit organization designed to relieve the difficulties of getting to community services by offering a campus where all these services can be accessed. Eighteen agencies provide health, housing and human services to more than 35,000 Eastsiders from the center’s campus in downtown Redmond.


Major agencies on the campus include Hopelink, Seattle Mental Health, Friends of Youth, Community Health Centers of King County, Youth Eastside Services and Habitat for Humanity.


Fall City


Representative to head panel on education


State Rep. Glenn Anderson will head a panel on emerging trends in education for the Council of State Governments, a national group.


Anderson, R-Fall City, will lead the panel’s discussion at the council’s annual leadership forum in December in Wilmington, Del. The panel includes state legislators and representatives from the academic world and private sector.

Mercer Island

Community prepares for islandwide sale


Mercer Islanders are invited to bring their treasures to the annual islandwide garage sale, a collection of more than 30 tables selling everything from records to fishing gear to clothing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the North Mercer Gym, 8817 S.E. 40th St.


Call the Parks and Recreation Department to secure a table for $28. Registration is limited to island residents until Sept. 19. Nonresident registration begins Sept. 22. For more information, call Jennifer Cusick at 206-236-3543.