Re. "PoCo not impressed with new auditor position" (The Tri-City News, Sept. 2).
Before rushing into a municipal auditing system run by the province, we should pause and weigh the costs and benefits to local taxpayers.
In Port Coquitlam, we already pay for the benefit of an independently audited annual report that provides transparency into the finances of our city. Although I may not agree with all of council's financial decisions, they are there in the report to review.
How much would a move to a provincial system cost? What would it deliver to our taxpayers? Would adding a layer of bureaucracy really add transparency to PoCo's books? These are questions that should be answered before we welcome a provincial auditor with open arms.
If it doesn't save dollars, it doesn't make sense.
Michael Thomas,Port Coquitlam