Vote against auditor measure was blow against democracy

In the July 17, 2018, issue of the Register-Guard, Yachats resident Jerome Garger writes in a letter:

Another damaging blow to our fragile and precarious democracy has been struck, this time in “liberal” Eugene.

Six city councilors voted against Councilor Betty Taylor’s recent admirable motion to allow a public vote on a modified citizen-initiated measure that would create the position of an official auditor with real power to examine and report on their highly questionable shenanigans. The council’s trumped-up, meaningless competing measure on the May ballot muddied the waters when the swamp needed draining. Their Republican-type tactic worked for them.


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