I put forward a motion at the City Council Executive Committee meeting on February 24, 2014. The motion addressed the schedule of audits planned by the auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) for the City’s agencies, boards, and committees (ABCs). If you take a look at the Audit Schedule (see image attached), you’ll notice six agencies, boards and committees are going first including Transit Windsor and The Airport (2013-14) followed by Tunnel, Solid Waste, Library and Community Housing (2014-15) . ENWIN is scheduled to go last in 2015-16 – two years from now. I put forward a motion that Council change the schedule and start with the ENWIN audit. There are several reasons for this.
First, when I was knocking on doors during the by-election campaign in December, the issue of accountability and transparency came up frequently and by far the object of those discussions was ENWIN. Not the airport. Not the tunnel. Not Transit. It was ENWIN. The concerns I heard at the door regarding accountability are reinforced by the fact that a petition was organized in support of an audit at ENWIN which gathered 800 signatures across the city. That is significant. In light of this existing demand, it makes sense to respond proactively by focusing the first audit efforts at ENWIN. If something comes up, we fix it. If nothing comes up, we move on with a greater degree of public confidence.