VICTORIA – Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development announced Legislation to establish B.C.’s first Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) is back before the legislature.
“The Auditor General for Local Government would conduct value-for-money audits to help British Columbians see how their tax dollars are being spent,” said Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong, “The AGLG would also provide information to local governments – information to help them make decisions going forward. This is another valuable tool to help build stronger communities that best support B.C. jobs and families.”
Bill 20 is up for second reading as the Province continues to work toward meeting Premier Christy Clark’s commitment to establish an Auditor General for Local Government to help ensure that taxpayers’ dollars are being used in the most efficient and effective way possible. The bill was first introduced in the legislature on Nov. 24, 2011.
Preparations are underway to set up the AGLG office in Surrey, appoint an Audit Council and begin the search for the AGLG.
The BC Public Service Agency (BCPSA) will post the position of AGLG on its website this week. As well, the BCPSA will be placing advertisements for the position in various newspapers. Pending the legislation being brought into force, the Audit Council would assess applicants once the Province appoints the council’s members.