It is unlikely the courts would consider a neighborhood association a “quasi-governmental agency.” The test for determining whether an entity is subject to the Public Records Act was set forth in the court case of Telford v. Thurston County Board of Commissioners, 95 Wn. App. 149 (1999). The court applied a four-part test to determine if two entities (a state association of counties and county officials) were the "functional equivalent" of public agencies. The four parts to the test are:
Whether the entity performs a governmental function;
The level of government funding;
The extent of government involvement or regulation; and
Whether the entity was created by the government.
Each of these criteria need not be equally satisfied, but on balance the facts should suggest that the entity is the "functional equivalent" of a public agency. A court's conclusion will always be determined on a case-by-case basis after reviewing the facts.