On July 10, 2018, in the Eugene Weekly blogs, reporter Meerah Powell writes:
Although both the elected and appointed auditor measures were rejected by Eugene residents in the May election, discussion for another potential measure was brewing at the Eugene City Council — though as of now, it won’t be on this upcoming November’s ballot.
At the City Council’s Monday, July 9, meeting Councilor Betty Taylor put forth a motion asking to place a revised elected auditor measure on this upcoming ballot. That motion failed in a vote of 2-6 with only Taylor and Councilor Emily Semple supporting it.
Taylor said that the revised elected auditor measure addressed the main critiques of the original measure that failed back in May.
“People had objections to mainly three things,” Taylor said. “Salary, the lack of a citizens’ committee and residency.” …