Allegations have been rife after two city officials resigned, leaving behind a financial mess.
Some residents of the Kootenay community thought the police should be called in.
Instead, councillor Kathy Moore brought forward a motion to bring in B.C.'s newly created Auditor General for local government. The motion passed.
“We've kind of gotten outside the norm of good governance and I think we need an outside opinion on how we can do better,” Moore said.
Moore says if the Auditor General accepts the assignment it won't be a witch hunt, but an examination of what is going on at city hall.
“My understanding of the auditor general for local government is that [that] is her role — helping local government do better. Improve things.”