In the November 22, 2017, issue of the Eugene Weekly, Eugene resident Robin Bloomgarden writes in a letter:
CityAccountability.org gathered 5,000 extra signatures within the 100 days allowed to put an elected independent auditor measure on the May 2018 ballot.
Obviously, people from all political persuasions think this is an idea whose time has come. There were numerous city rules and codes to meet in achieving this goal. If not met, the petition would automatically have been thrown out. City Accountability did meet those challenges, but the city itself did not.
According to city code 2.980, they had 20 days to “present” the completed petition to the council after it was certified by the city recorder. On day 22, the city attorney included something(?) about it in a memo in a packet to councilors — not exactly a presentation or in time to meet the city’s own code requirements. …