In the May 17, 2018, issue of the Eugene Weekly, staff write:
Eugene won’t have an auditor — elected or otherwise — following
Tuesday’s election. But the fact that nearly half of voters supported Measure
20-283 shows a crisis of confidence in the City Council. If councilors
were doing their jobs and overseeing the city manager, no one would be
talking about performance audits. What defeated the elected auditor was
the council’s “auditor lite” initiative, which lost overwhelmingly but bled just
enough support from 20-283 to be sure that neither proposal passed.