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City Club of Eugene: Eugene City Auditor- Independent & Elected or Appointed by City Council?

Recorded On: April 13, 2018

Air Date: April 16, 2018

The City Club hosted a forum on April 13th to learn more about the measures for a Eugene City Auditor. Speakers presented their arguments for each ballot measure and their significant differences. Panelists described the ballot measures and why they are important for the community. The forum was hosted by KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert.

Speaker Biographies:

Bonny Bettman McCornack has previously served as a Eugene City Councilor and spent years as a city volunteer and Neighborhood Association Leader. She is one of the chief petitioners for ballot measure 20-283 and spoke for the group Elected Auditor 4 City Accountability. This measure seeks to establish the office of an elected independent City Auditor on the May ballot.

Joshua Skov is a local activist and volunteer. He has served on boards and commissions advising the City of Eugene, Eugene Water & Electric Board, and Lane Transit District, and was a founding member and chair of the City’s Sustainability Commission. He spoke for Citizens for Sensible Oversight, the group looking for an appointed auditor that the Eugene City Council would choose.

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Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Sociology.