In the February 7, 2008, issue of the Eugene Weekly, reporter Alan Pittman writes:
Eugene City Councilor Bonny Bettman, long a progressive lightning rod in local politics, said she will not run for re-election.
Bettman said she will serve out her term through the end of the year and endorsed George Brown, proprietor of the downtown Kiva natural foods grocery, as her replacement. Bettman and Brown plan a 10 am press conference Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Kiva to officially make the announcement.
“Everything I accomplished was against the relentless resistance of the organization, and that is exhausting,” Bettman said of fighting for city government reform for the past eight years. “There have to be fresh troops.” …