Articles, Editorials & Letters

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has written letters to the editor in support of our ballot initiative!


Letter to the Editor: “Independent auditor needed” by Ruth Duemler, January 16, 2018

Op Ed: “Elected-auditor opponents offer up absurd arguments” by David Monk and Ron Bevirt. Register-Guard,

Article: “Deadline lapse raises hackles” by Christian Hill, Register Guard, December 15, 2017

Article: “Eugene city auditor’s broad oversight might extend to EWEB, LTD and garbage haulers” by Christian Hill, Register Guard, December 14, 2017

Letter to the Editor: “Auditor pay issue is a red herring”by Robin Bloomgarden, Register Guard, December 13, 2017

Article: “Eugene council takes no stance on city auditor measure” by Christian Hill,   Register Guard, December 12, 2017

Letter to the Editor: “Council dragged feet on auditor” by Gary Blackmer, Register Guard, December 12, 2017

Op Ed: “Critics of Eugene auditor measure off target” by Bonny Bettman McCornack, Register Guard, December 11, 2017

Article: “Does Eugene Need an Independent Auditor?” by Ted Taylor, Eugene Weekly, December 7, 2017

Article: “City councilors consider how to respond to auditor proposal,” by Christian Hill, Register Guard, November 21, 2017

Article: “In Hard Times, Government Watchdogs Are Often First to Get the Ax,” by Mike Maciag, Governing, November, 2017

Op Ed: “It looks like creating an elected, independent city auditor”  Eugene Weekly, October 19, 2017

Article: “Eugene city auditor inititative qualifies for May 2018 ballot” by Christian Hill, Register Guard, Oct. 18, 2017

Letter to the Editor: “City Auditor long overdue” by Finn Po, Register Guard, Oct. 2, 2017

Op Ed: “Auditor would reduce expenses, increase trust” by Bonny Bettman McCornack, Register Guard, Sept. 21, 2017

Letter to the Editor: “City auditor in Eugene a must” by Dennis Casady, Register Guard, Sept. 15, 2017

Podcast Interview: Rob Tobias Interviews Bonny Bettman, Train of Thought podcast, 2017

Letter to the Editor: “Auditor wise if no rubber stamper” by Judith Schoap, Register Guard, August 18, 2017

Article: “Mayor Lucy Vinis convened her first Auditor Study Committee…” Eugene Weekly, August 10, 2017

Letter to the Editor: “Mayor double-talks on auditor” by Brian Weaver, Register Guard, August 8, 2017

Letter to the Editor: “Auditor proposal open to scrutiny” by David Monk, Register Guard, August 7, 2017

Article: “Auditor Debate at Our Revolution” by Ted Taylor, Eugene Weekly, August 3, 2017

Letter to the Editor: “History suggests auditor needed” by Cynthia Kokis, Register Guard, July 27, 2017

News Article:  “A poll on an independent performance auditor…” Eugene Weekly, July 27, 2017

Letter to the Editor: “City Auditor Long Overdue” by Robin Bloomgarden, Register Guard, July 27, 2017

News Article: “700 Signatures a Week” by Ted Taylor, Eugene Weekly, July 20, 2017

News Article: “Good to see the petition to create an independent performance auditor…” Eugene Weekly, July 13, 2017

News Article: “Judge Fixes Ballot Title/Court rules on ‘biased’ petition language” by Ted Taylor, Eugene Weekly, July 6, 2017

Op ed: “Accountability’ vs. the Real Deal” by Bonny Bettman McCornack, Eugene Weekly, June 28, 2017

Radio interview: “Wake-Up Call Show” Bonny Bettman McCornack, KPNW, June 23, 2017

Letter to the editor: “Eugene city auditor will save money” by Paul Nicholson, Eugene Register-Guard, June 2, 2017

News article: “Proposed Eugene ballot measure would establish voter-elected auditor to scrutinize city spending, programs” Register-Guard May 16, 2017

News article: “Long-discussed city auditor post moves closer to reality” by Christian Hill, Eugene Register-Guard, April 7, 2017

News article: “Auditing City Hall” by Henry Houston, Eugene Weekly, March 30, 2017

News article: “Ruiz responds to councilor: The city manager admits an error…” Register-Guard May 12, 2016