For Immediate Release / August 17, 2020

City of St. Albert Ready to Start Operational and Fiscal Review

Firm selected to undertake review

The City of St. Albert’s Internal Audit Committee has selected Ernst & Young LLP to conduct an Operational and Fiscal Review of the organization.

The Internal Audit Committee was tasked by Council to review and evaluate proposals through a competitive bid process based on the criteria established in the Request for Proposals. The Committee will provide ongoing governance oversight for the review, including vetting consultants’ findings and recommendations, and providing those findings and recommendations to Council.

On June 1, 2020, in collaboration with Council, Administration proposed the Operational and Fiscal Review to be conducted by an independent party with the oversight of the Internal Audit Committee. The main objectives of the review are:

  1. Recommend with rationale, the addition, modification or discontinuation of Services and Programs.
  2. Recommend, with rationale, changes to service levels or programming levels.
  3. Identify long-term, sustainable expense management solutions to ongoing budget challenges.
  4. Recommend measures to provide quality, affordable municipal programs and services in the most efficient and effective manner while maintaining responsible taxation.

The review will be carried out in two phases with Phase One completed by October 31, 2020 so that any recommendations arising from the review may be considered by Council in establishing 2021 operating and capital budgets. Phase Two will be completed by June 30, 2021 so that any recommendations may be considered by Council in establishing the 2022 operating and capital budgets.

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