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: “Auditor would help us make informed voting decisions” by Ed Murphy, Register Guard, May 1s, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Build trust, transparency with an independent auditor” by Michael Carrigan, Register Guard, May 11, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: Keep City Accountable” by Ralph McDonald, Eugene Weekly, May 10, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Empath Politics” by Lisa-Marie DiVincent, Eugene Weekly, May 10, 2018.

Op Ed: “An Elected, Independent Auditor” by Bonny Bettman McCornack, Eugene Weekly, May 10, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Might have netted $9 million with an auditor” by Bill Northrup, Register Guard, May 10, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Shine light on City Hall with Measure 20-283” by Finn Po, Register Guard, May 7, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Elected auditor will benefit city and taxpayers” by Ralph McDonald, Register Guard, May 4, 2018.

Editorial: “The newly arrived Eugene Voters’ PamphletSlant, Eugene Weekly, May 3, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: Damned Eugene by Ken Rosemarin, Eugene Weekly, May 3, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: Fox in the Henhouse by Ethen Perkins, Eugene Weekly, May 3, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: Corrupt City officials by Ron Bevirt, Eugene Weekly, May 3, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: Elected auditor sends message by Scott Bartlett, Eugene Weekly, May 3, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “City Hall move cost even more” by Ruth Duemler, Register Guard, May 1, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Wasted money suggests ‘Enough!’” by Jayme Vasconcellos, Register Guard, April 30, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “City-hired auditor defeats purpose” by Munir Katul, Register Guard, April 30, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Choose ‘elected,’ not ‘appointed’” by Christine L. Sundt, Register Guard, April 30, 2018.

Op Ed: “Elected auditor brings transparency and accountability” By Paul Nicholson and George Brown, Register Guard, April 29, 201

Letter to the Editor: “Gravel pit points to yes on 20-283” by Scott Bartlett, Register Guard, April 23, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “20-283 offers an integrity update” by Lisa-Marie DiVincent, Register Guard, April 23, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Council’s plan ignores city waste by Margie James Register Guard, April 23, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: City has only a financial auditor by Bob Cassidy, Register Guard, April 18, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Council out to sabotage auditor try” by Laura Stasack, Register Guard, April 16, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Auditor’s reach shouldn’t be scary” by Judith Schoap, Register Guard, April 14, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “R-G editorial half right on auditor” by Krista Rojas, Register Guard, April 13, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Measure 20-283 is people’s power” by Paul Nicholson, Register Guard, April 13, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Lying City Council” by Finn Po, Eugene Weekly, April 12, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Elected auditor most effective” by Joel Deese, Register Guard, April 10, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “On auditor, 7 equals snake eyes” by Art Bollman, Register Guard, April 10, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “City auditor would earn keep” by Steve C. Hiatt, Register Guard, April 6, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “City Hall fiasco why auditor needed” by Ruth Duemler, Register Guard, April 1, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Why is Vinis so afraid of an auditor?” by Dennis Casady, Register Guard, March 31, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Auditor would make city efficient by Cindy Allen, Register Guard, March 31, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: Auditor’s job not fixing all problems by George Brown, Register Guard, March 26, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “City measure dilutes democracy by Jerry Diethelm, Register Guard, March 26, 2018.

OpEd: “News on the Eugene city auditor front” by Eugene Weekly, March 15, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Council shouldn’t select auditor by Ruth Duemler, Register Guard, March 7, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: Avoid ‘don’t-look-don’t-find’ councilby Janet Bevirt, Register Guard, March 1, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Brown right, Eugene needs auditor” by Bob Cassidy, Register Guard, February 27, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Auditors save money in the end” by Carol Scherer, Register Guard, February 26, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Auditor: Nothing to fear, lots to gain” by Amy Isler Gibson & Frank Gibson, Register Guard, February 23, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Need full-time council and auditor” by George Brown, Register Guard, February 20, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Dog in the Manger?” by Jerry Diethelm, Eugene Weekly, February 8, 2018.

Article: “Wherefore Art Thou, Auditor? Expert insight could help with budget crisis” , Eugene Weekly,

Letter to the Editor: “Second audit measure encroaches” by Susan Brenner, Register Guard, February 5, 2018.

Op Ed: “The Eugene City Council is looking to refer a competing city auditor measure to the May ballot” by Eugene weekly, February 1, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Police auditor not independent” by Charle Lee Crawford Jr., Register Guard, January 29, 2018.

Letter to the Editor: “Let democratic process play out” by Mark Weintraub, Register Guard, January 26, 2018.

Article: “Eugene city councilors one step away from sending competing auditor measure to ballot” by Christian Hill, Register Guard, January 25, 2018.

Article: “Kate Brown says state is getting huge return on audit spending” by Ian Kullgren, Politifact, October, 29, 2011

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

Editorial: “Hold off on Auditor Lite” Register Guard, January 12, 2018

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

Article: “Backer of Eugene auditor measure criticizes city staff for missing a deadline” 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: “Auditor proposal already a hot topic” by Christian Hill,  Register-Guard May 16, 2017

News article: “Trio crafting independent city auditor initiative”  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