Campaigns heating up over dueling city auditor measures: The groups behind the Eugene proposals have formed political action committees and are busy raising money

In the March 19, 2018, issue of the Register-Guard, reporter Christian Hill writes:

The campaign over dueling measures to establish a city auditor’s office is heating up weeks ahead of the May primary election.

Supporters of both measures are busy raising money. And last week, following a legal dispute, a Lane County judge finalized the ballot language that voters will read for one of the competing measures.

A local group, ElectedAuditor­4CityAccountability, qualified Measure 20-283, which would establish an independent city auditor elected by city voters. It has a political action committee raising money to support the measure’s campaign.

Another group, Citizens for Sensible Oversight, proposed the other measure that city councilors changed before putting it on the ballot. Measure 20-287 would establish a city auditor appointed by the City Council who would be overseen by a council-appointed committee. …

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