Auditor’s reach shouldn’t be scary

In the April 15, 2018, issue of the Register-Guard, Eugene resident Judith Schoap writes in a letter:

There is a scary rumor going around that under Ballot Measure 20-283 (for an elected Eugene city auditor) the auditor’s office will have the power to reach out and audit anybody’s business. In reality, the auditor is guaranteed the ability to audit only contracts and agreements for goods or services “purchased in whole or in part with public funds.” If you accept public money, that exchange can be audited. Contracts with the city will include a “right to audit” clause. Why would that be frightening?

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