In the February 13, 2018, issue of the Register-Guard, reporter Christian Hill writes:
Eugene city councilors on Monday referred three high-profile measures to the May 15 ballot, presenting voters with a competing charter amendment for a proposed city auditor’s office and asking them to pay higher taxes to improve the city’s parks and recreation system.
Regarding the city auditor measure, it’s believed to be the first time in Eugene’s history that both citizen-initiated and council-referred measures on the same issue will appear on the same ballot.
The vote on the referral of the competing city auditor measure was 5-2. Councilors Mike Clark and Betty Taylor voted no. Councilor Emily Semple was absent. …