Auditor Mary Hull Caballero criticizes the proposed cuts:
The auditor's office, Caballero says, "is having its budget cut by the very people we hold accountable, and those are the same people who exempted themselves from cuts. Somewhere along the way, the auditor's office has come to be treated as just another bureau and it's not just another bureau."
"Of course we're not going to take a cut that reduces the ability to do audits of us," Commissioner Nick Fish told colleagues. "It's not good policy, and it would look terrible in a headline."
Read Beth Slovic's story at Willamette Week.