AUDIT THEMES

Audit themes are annually reviewed by the AGLG as well as the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) to ensure they consider and reflect any significant changes in the issues facing local governments in B.C.

CURRENT THEMES

A. Economic Development, Land Use and Transportation Planning and Management
B. Emergency Management and Protective Services
C. Environmental Programs and Services
D. Fiscal Sustainability Planning, Capacity and Internal Operations
E. Infrastructure Sustainability and Infrastructure Asset Management
F. Other (Emerging Issues)

AUDIT TOPICS

The process used to identify and prioritize audit topics includes reviewing various relevant information sources, and obtaining input from a wide range of local governments and stakeholders with an interest in local government.

The following audit topics were identified through our audit planning process:

COMPLETED AUDIT TOPICS

  • Achieving Value for Money in Operational Procurement
  • Local Government Performance in Managing Policing Agreements and Police Budget Oversight
  • Learnings from Local Government Capital Procurement Projects and Asset Management Programs
  • Managing the Inherent Risks of Limited Human Resources within Small Local Governments

AUDIT TOPICS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY

  • Local Government’s Role in Ensuring Clean Drinking Water

POSSIBLE FUTURE AUDIT TOPICS

  • Asset Management and Project Management
  • Governance at Large Local Governments
  • Fire Protection Services
  • Emergency Preparedness, Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Liquid Waste and Sewage Treatment
  • Housing Development, Affordable Housing and Homelessness
  • Public Consultation and Engagement
  • Procurement, Contract Management and Shared Services