In the June 22, 2017, issue of the Eugene Weekly, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis writes in a guest viewpoint:
Accountability and transparency are essential to democracy. As Eugene’s mayor, I invite you to explore with me the potential benefits of a performance auditor to improve the effectiveness of city government and build the community’s trust in our public process.
Last year, while knocking on doors, I heard many express concerns about how well city government is managing resources to advance community priorities.
This year in my State of the City address, I promised that “my goal is to improve our framework for communicating and accounting for our decisions so that everyone feels informed, heard and is comfortable with the decision-making process.” …