To the editor of the Sudbury Star,
Published October 31, 2012
I was astounded to see Andre Rivest's comments with respect to the Auditor General's five year projection of savings relative to his audit program. Councillor Rivest is quoted as saying "Just show us the savings up to this year, minus your office expenses. Why not go 10 years and show $4.5 million?" Indeed, why not? Is the councillor not aware that the cost of the audit is a one time expense while the savings that result are ongoing? If this is the level of business acumen sitting at the council table, the city is in real trouble.