Eugene has higher priorities than an auditor

In the May 11, 2018, issue of the Register-Guard, Eugene resident Michael McCann writes in a letter:

Eugene’s not perfect, and there are a number of things that need our attention. We need a better downtown. We need a redeveloped riverfront. We need to fix our streets.

There are also things we don’t need. We don’t need an overpriced, ill-conceived auditor that takes money away from these other priorities. At a price of nearly $700,000 a year with no oversight or accountability, Measure 20-283 is certainly something we don’t need. Think of the things we could do with that money — five additional police officers, for instance. Or think of the things we will have to cut to pay for it: road repair, park maintenance or social services.

The elected auditor proposal is unnecessary, bad policy and hugely expensive. I’d rather we use our money elsewhere where we need it. Join me in voting no on Measure 20-283.

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