Amid moves to abolish the office of the Auditor General for Local Government, the man to take the reins of the controversial office has been revealed.
Gordon Ruth, a former chief financial officer for Metro Vancouver, will take over the job from Basia Ruta, who was fired in March after producing little in two years.
Arn van Iersal had been filling in as AGLG, and says some municipalities were misplaced by calls for the office to be abolished.
“I think that would be a mistake to eliminate the office. I think municipal and local governments should be under the same types of scrutiny that already exists federally with the office of the auditor-general and provincially with the office of the auditor-general for BC.”
Around 1,000 mayors and councillors are expected to vote on the motion abolishing the office at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention later this week.