Long-awaited City of Revelstoke audit coming out on Friday

A long-awaiting report on the City of Revelstoke's procurement practices by the Auditor General for Local Government is due out this week.

A report looking at procurement at city hall will finally be published after years of delays at the office of the Auditor General for Local Government.

A long-awaiting report on the City of Revelstoke’s procurement practices by the Auditor General for Local Government is due out this week.

A media advisory sent out today says the report was set to be issued on Thursday, May 5, at 11 a.m., but when we called to schedule an interview with the AGLG Gordon Ruth, we were told the report won’t be out until Friday.

What’s another day after several years wait?

Revelstoke was chosen to be audited three years ago, in May 2013. At the time, city officials welcomed the audit.

“We expect that we will learn from the process and that the findings will help us make improvements that facilitate our quest to bring the best value for our citizens,” said former chief administrative officer Tim Palmer.

Since then, the AGLG has been mired in controversy. Former AGLG Basia Ruta was fired in March of last year after a review of the office showed it was in disarray. She was criticized for only producing three reports in two years.

Since then, the office has produced about one report per month.

Revelstoke’s report will look at the city’s performance in “achieving value for money in operational procurement.”

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