In the April 14, 2018, issue of the Register-Guard, reporter Christian Hill writes:
With a month remaining until the election, backers of the dueling city auditor measures faced off publicly for the first time Friday, disagreeing about every major part of the opposing measures as they attempted to sway voters to their side.
The debate before the City Club of Eugene included 15-minute opening statements by backers of each measure and a question-and-answer session.
Each measure would change the Eugene City Charter, the document that defines municipal government’s authority and functions. Measure 20-283, which a grass-roots group put on the ballot through a petition initiative, would establish an office for a city auditor elected by voters. Measure 20-287, proposed by another group and referred to the ballot by the City Council, would allow the council to hire an auditor who would be overseen by a council-appointed citizen review board. …