For every audit topic we work on, we publish a booklet with good practices.
In this series, we bring together expert advice and what we learned during our audits of B.C. local governments.
We hope that these booklets start conversations with your teams. They’ll help you point out areas where you’re a leader in B.C., as well as where you have opportunities to improve.
For more of our work, read our performance audit reports.
|Capital Project Budgeting in Local Governments: Considerations for Local Government Administrators |
This Perspectives booklet is the final audit related report that will be published by the AGLG. It is written mainly for senior management and staff; however, it also contains information that may prove useful to elected officials.
The booklet aims to highlight fundamental concepts of capital project budgeting.
|February 2021||Full Report
|Primer on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Considerations for Local Government Council and Board Members |
This booklet is written mainly for elected officials; however, it also contains a number of sections which provide a level of detail that will prove useful to senior management and staff.
The booklet aims to:
» Highlight the importance of capital project governance
» Outline the fundamental concepts of capital project management
|December 2020||Full Report
|Sustainable Financing in Drinking Water Management - Considerations for Local Government Administrators|
This booklet is the last in a four-part series that addresses local governments’ role in supplying drinking water. It provides an overview of concepts that local governments should have an awareness of to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of drinking water provision. Some of the strategies presented in this booklet include:
» Asset management Full-cost recovery
» Full-cost accounting and full-cost pricing, including rate setting
» Performance measurement and continual improvement
|December 2020||Full Report
|Considerations for Local Government Administrators-Integrated Drinking Water Management|
An integrated drinking water management guide written for administrators and senior management and those with an interest in B.C. local government practices
|March 2019||Full Report
|Primer on Drinking Water Management in British Columbia|
Considerations for Local Government Elected Officials
|December 2018||Full Report|
|Improving Local Government Emergency Management|
Considerations for Local Government Council and Board Members
|April 2018||Full Report|
|Improving Local Government Procurement Processes|
Key considerations for local government council, board members and staff to help you Improve Local Government Procurement Processes through: Procurement Policy Enhancements, Procurement Performance Metrics and Reporting, and Vendor Performance Management.
|January 2016||Full Report|
|Policing Services Performance Assessment|
This report presents a framework that municipalities can use as a starting point to help assess the quality, adequacy and cost effectiveness of the policing services provided to their communities through the RCMP or an independent police department.
This report is to help municipalities measure the effectiveness of policing, improve their oversight of policing services and enhance their management of police agreements and police budget oversight.
|December 2015||Full Report|
|Asset Management for Local Governments|
Key considerations for local government council, board members and staff to help you manage your infrastructure assets.
|July 2015||Full Report|
|Oversight of Capital Project Planning & Procurement|
Key considerations for local government council and board members.
|April 2014||Full Report|