Elected auditor already got raise

In the April 14, 2018, issue of the Register-Guard, Eugene resident John Barofsky writes in letter:

The proposed elected city of Eugene auditor received a $4,900 raise recently, thanks to the Eugene Water & Electric Board voting to give its general manager a raise. The language in the proposed charter amendment, Measure 20-283, sets the auditor’s salary at 70 percent of the average of Salem and Eugene’s city manager and EWEB’s general manager.

Since the proposed charter amendment was presented for a vote, the salary has gone from $152,000 to $169,000.

Should the pay of an auditor be tied to the performance of other professionals, not the auditor’s performance? And the only way to change this structure would be another citywide vote. Beware 20-283.

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