In the July 20, 2017, issue of the Eugene Weekly, Eugene resident Michael DeLuise writes in a letter:
Recently I was handed a flyer suggesting Eugene needed an “independent” auditor. The auditor would be responsible for providing unbiased verification of public spending, strengthening internal controls and increasing trust of government. Sounds like a good idea.
Yes, transparency in government is necessary. That’s why a majority of Eugene residents voted for Mayor Vinis, who ran on a platform of transparency in government.
Looking over the flyer I was given, I noticed one serious flaw. The “City Accountability” group advocating for an internal auditor calls for a ballot measure to make this an elected position. This would be a big mistake. …