Residents attempt to create new position to serve as independent auditor for Eugene

On August 18, 2017, KVAL reported:

Some of Eugene’s residents are trying to create a new position that would serve as the city’s independent auditor.

The group, called “City Accountability,” is aiming to collect 10,000 signatures and put the new position on the May, 2018 ballot.

Bonny McCornack, former City Councilor and one of three chief petitioners, says there’s a need to restore transparency and accountability in local government spending and operations.

They believe that electing an independent auditor would help do that.
On Thursday, McCornack met with a group specially appointed by Mayor Lucy Vinis to discuss and review terms of what would go on the ballot, and also how the city would add it’s own auditor role. …

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