Audit Mismanagement at Pearson Airport cost city at least 63395 over last

first_img Lax oversight and mismanagement at the Pearson Airport cost the city of Vancouver at least $63,395 and potentially up to $149,211 in public funds over the last decade, according to an internal audit obtained by The Columbian.Between Jan. 1, 2008, and Aug. 31, 2018, the airport bled money through a variety of unauthorized discounts and out-of-date contracts with pilots and the fixed-base operator, or “gas station” for the airport.The audit, which was conducted by the city’s full-time auditor Rebecca Harder, found that “Pearson Airport operations did not comply with applicable laws, regulations, and its own policies.”“There were insufficient controls over safeguarding of public resources,” Harder wrote.The audit was ordered by city leadership following the resignation of former Pearson Airport Manager Willy Williamson, who left his post after a decade in July. The document specifically examines the time period under Williamson’s tenure.When The Columbian contacted Williamson, he said he had not heard about the audit or its findings. He was provided the document for review but declined to comment. click to enlargelast_img read more