In the August 2, 2017, issue of the Register-Guard, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis writes in a guest viewpoint:
… This brings me to another public conversation. I have acted on my commitment to expand our community discussion about an independent performance auditor. The council has been polled and has agreed to a work session to review the options for how the auditor role can be structured and funded. I have also gathered a group of citizens in a review committee to work independently to create a matrix of possible auditor structures and costs based on the experiences of cities of comparable size to Eugene.
I believe an independent auditor would benefit our city government. Whether or not the current ballot initiative gathers enough signatures, we should have this discussion — not solely as an up-or-down vote for one option, but with understanding of the array of options from which we can choose.