Following the SCRD
On February 14, 2012 our Provincial Government announced the formation of a new department called the “Auditor General for Local Government” (AGLG). Their purpose is to conduct performance audits of local governments to provide objective information and advice to help them be accountable to their communities for their stewardship of public assets and their achievement of value for money in their operations.
They are almost set up and ready to start their process and we would like to be a part of it.
Accordingly, we have formed a loosely knit group of Sunshine Coast Attentive Taxpayers (SCAT) that think that the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) should be prioritized by the AGLG. This is due to numerous comments made by many people throughout our Areas and municipalities regarding perceived financial inconsistencies and creative accounting. This has created a sense of urgency in addressing how our tax dollars are being managed.
As such, we have written a letter to Ms. Basia Ruta who is the head of the AGLG requesting that our SCRD be one of the first to be audited. The essence of the letter can be found at the petition site Our intention is to provide all Sunshine Coast citizens the opportunity to support this initiative by signing our petition. Our stated goal is to have 1,000 signatures.
About AGLG: http://www.aglg.ca/
The Auditor General for Local Government was established by the Province of British Columbia through legislation. By conducting performance audits, we provide local governments with objective information and advice to help them be accountable to their communities for their stewardship of public assets and their achievement of value for money in their operations.
We are an informal group of Sunshine Coast residents who would like to see greater transparency and accountability at the regional level specifically as it relates to the performance of our tax dollars.