In the July 6, 2017, issue of the Eugene Weekly, Eugene resident Dawn Lesley writes in a letter:
Kudos to Mayor Lucy Vinis for proposing a rational, fact-based approach to improving city transparency by creating an independent performance auditor [Viewpoint, June 22]. As she points out, other communities have performance auditors in place—I wonder how much they cost and what are the best ways for Eugene to implement an auditor’s office.
The extreme polarization of Eugene’s political discussions is silly. Community wide, political activists aside, I believe the vast majority of community members agrees more than we disagree. An independent performance auditor would be very helpful in improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of city services and the tenor of our community discussions.
Vinis’ example of combining auditing efforts with Lane County is intriguing and might deliver multiple benefits including cost-savings and measurably better outcomes from better alignment between city and county priorities. …