(Update – Council has referred this motion to the October 23, 2019 Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meeting. Registered speakers will be notified.)
Here is a motion going before Vancouver City Council on October 1, 2019 (Tues) that deserves the wholehearted support of the public and Council. The motion lays out a strong case for creating the position of an independent auditor general office, and sets March 1, 2020 as the desired start date.
From CityHallWatch’s nine years of observing City Hall, we strongly believe the savings from having this office will be far greater than the proposed annual budget of one million dollars, and encourage citizens and groups to show their support by writing or speaking to Council. A bit of time at this point could save citizens incalculable time and effort in the future. All you need to do is tell Council “I support Motion B6 (October 1) on Establishing an Independent Auditor General Office for the City of Vancouver.” You could do this online at the link indicated below, or by signing up and speaking to Council. No additional comments or rationale are required, though you are free to say more by way of explanation or support. If you do one thing this year to make Vancouver a better place, this is worthy.
The document of this motion by Councillor Colleen Hardwick is lengthy, at nine pages including end notes, so we include the just first paragraph of the “whereas” and “therefore” section to give readers a gist.
Motion B6: Establishing an Independent Auditor General Office for the City of Vancouver. Download entire motion:
Oct. 1, 2019 Agenda:
The above link includes a link to an online form to “Send your comments to City Council”
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Establishing an Independent Auditor General Office for the City of Vancouver (Motion 6, October 1, 2019, submitted by Councillor Colleen Hardwick)
Good governance in the municipal sector, and ensuring that a municipal government achieves its intended results while always acting in the public interest, is essential to satisfying the public’s expectation that a municipality is providing effective stewardship over public assets, value-for-money in operations, transparent administration, and accountability for results; …