In the July 27, 2017, issue of the Eugene Weekly, Eugene resident Robin Bloomgarden writes in a letter:
In 2005, the question on the Eugene ballot was: Should the City Council hire an appointed external police auditor? Certain people raged against the idea, assuring everyone that doing this would forever change our council/city manager form of government, and should be avoided at all costs.
It passed, and the government wasn’t ruined—it’s better!
So now why all the same hue and cry about how electing an independent city auditor will destroy our form of government? Would it hurt the public to actually know what happens to our tax dollars after they land at City Council, besides all the downtown projects? …