Second audit measure encroaches

In the February 5, 2018, issue of the Register-Guard, Eugene resident Susan Brenner writes in a letter:

It is my understanding that the Eugene City Council is considering adding an alternative auditor measure for the May ballot, to join the original measure which garnered 10,000 signatures (including, to be transparent, mine) and met all city requirements for the process. This was not an easy or quick process.

Now another group of citizens has bypassed the whole initiative process and convinced the City Council to put its own measure (dubbed “auditor-lite”) on the same ballot.

Would it not be more open and democratic to allow the people to vote on the original, up or down, without adding competition? The adding of this competing measure will neither reassure nor instill trust. If the people don’t like it and don’t vote for it, it won’t pass. That would then allow the council to present an alternative for a later vote, without allegations of favoritism or cronyism. Please reconsider this.

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