Letter to Council for 21-Jul-2020: Opposed to amendment to City’s Audit Committee

July 19, 2020
City of Vancouver Council

Dear Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Councillors,

Re: Item 1. Amendment to the City’s Audit Committee
Agenda: https://council.vancouver.ca/20200721/regu20200721ag.htm
Report: https://council.vancouver.ca/20200721/documents/r1.pdf

The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) is opposed to the recommendations in this Amendment as it appears to be in conflict with the recommendations regarding the necessary independence of the Independent Auditor General Office.

We strongly encourage you to instead approve the recommendations in the Report Back on Establishing the Office of the Auditor General for the City of Vancouver, https://council.vancouver.ca/20200722/documents/pspc3.pdf
and in the Appendix A by the Canadian Audit & Accountability Foundation. https://council.vancouver.ca/20200722/documents/pspc3appendixA.pdfThank you,

Larry A. Benge, Co-chair
Dorothy Barkley, Co-chair
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
Granville-Burrard Residents & Business Assoc.
Greater Yaletown Community Association
Joyce Area Residents
Kitsilano-Arbutus Residents Association
Kits Point Residents Association
Marpole Residents Coalition
NW Point Grey Home Owners Association
Oakridge Langara Area Residents
Riley Park/South Cambie Visions
Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners Assoc.
Strathcona Residents Association
Upper Kitsilano Residents Association
West End Neighbours Society
West Kitsilano Residents Association
West Point Grey Residents Association