Coalition letter to Council 18-Oct-2019: Support for Establishing an Independent Auditor General Office for City of Vancouver (in Council 23-Oct))

The following letter was sent to all members of Vancouver City Council.

City of Vancouver Council
Dear Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Councillors,

Re: Agenda Item 3 – Establishing an Independent Auditor General Office for the City of Vancouver

Agenda Oct. 23, 2019:
Item 3:

The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) is strongly in support of this motion above.

We note that Vancouver is the only major city in Canada that doesn’t have an independent Auditor General who is accountable directly to council. This is a very important role for accountability and transparency.

CVN supports measures to ensure accountability to the public and this measure is an important part of the process currently missing. We urge council to approve and implement this important motion as quickly as possible to be part of the 2020 budget process.


Larry Benge, Co-Chair
Dorothy Barkley, Co-Chair

On behalf of the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods
Member Groups of the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods

Arbutus Ridge Community Association
Arbutus Ridge/ Kerrisdale/ Shaughnessy Visions
Cedar Cottage Area Neighbours
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council
Dunbar Residents Association
Fairview/South Granville Action Committee
False Creek Residents Association
Grandview Woodland Area Council
Greater Yaletown Community Association
Joyce Area Residents
Kitsilano-Arbutus Residents Association
Kits Point Residents Association
Marpole Residents Coalition
Norquay Residents
NW Point Grey Home Owners Association
Oakridge Langara Area Residents
Residents Association Mount Pleasant
Riley Park/South Cambie Visions
Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners Association
Strathcona Residents Association
Upper Kitsilano Residents Association
West End Neighbours Society
West Kitsilano Residents Association
West Point Grey Residents Association