Voters face dueling measures on creating a city financial overseer

In the May 13, 2018, issue of the Register-Guard, reporter Christian Hill writes:

Eugene has never had an election like this.

The dueling city auditor measures mark the first time in city history that both citizen-initiated and council-referred proposals on the same issue appear on the same ballot.

Both measures would change the city charter, the document that defines Eugene city government’s power and functions. Measure 20-283, the citizen-initiated proposal, establishes the office of an elected city auditor. The other proposal, Measure 20-287, requires the City Council to appoint both a city auditor and a citizen board to oversee his or her work.

Here’s some questions last-minute voters may have as they mark their ballots. …

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