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Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin


Healthy Employees, Healthy Finances

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Last week, I called for the City to save millions of dollars on City worker healthcare without sacrificing quality by breaking down silos between the care we provide to employees injured on the job and routine healthcare. I also suggested looking at consolidating some of the 19 separate plans we offer our employees and appointing a Chief Medical Officer to oversee all City health programs. My proposed reforms would give employees quicker access to care and make L.A. a national leader in City employee health. 

Read more.




 

A Smarter Approach to Parking Tickets

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We all know that parking can be a frustrating challenge in our City. Earlier this year, I unveiled a map and other tools to help Angelenos avoid getting parking tickets and found that the most common parking tickets were for street cleaning violations.  

But when you get a ticket, it's only fair that you pay it. NBC 4 recently reported on more than 100,000 cars that collectively owe more than $21 million in unpaid fines -- money the City counts on for policing, maintaining our streets and enforcing regulations that are intended to ensure that parking is available for all who need it. I spoke to NBC 4 about the need to recover money from scofflaws in a fair and consistent way.

Watch my NBC4 interview.





Real Results from Real Estate

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Last year, my office mapped the 8,975 properties the City owns, ranging from City Hall to our port and airport to parcels that have been vacant for years. As a city, we need to do more to put this vast portfolio to the best possible use for our residents. The City is moving in the right direction with Assetworks: a database of every City property featuring key documents and information on tenants and lease terms. And soon, I'll be releasing an update to our property map that shows properties owned by other units of government and educational institutions. I spoke with The Planning Report about AssetWorks and my proposal for a Chief Asset Manager to oversee our real-estate portfolio. 

Read my Planning Report interview.





Taking to the Streets with CicLAvia

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Tired of grinding it out on the freeway? Me too! Why burn time behind the wheel when you can burn calories on two wheels? I joined hundreds of CicLAvia participants as we strengthened our legs and our lungs on a six-mile route through San Pedro and Wilmington. CicLAvia is the largest open streets program in the country, reimagining how we navigate our City. As Angelenos explore transportation options from subways to trains to bikes to walking, L.A. gets shorter commutes, cleaner air, and millions of burned calories!

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Meetings and Greetings

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 Discussing how to make the L.A. Olympics transparent 
        and sustainable with LA2028 CEO Gene Sykes
  

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        Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce's 
                           8th Anniversary Soiree

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    Los Angeles Filipino Association of City Employees 
 Luncheon in honor of Deputy Mayor Miguel Sangalang

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      Spreading the love of reading with Leimert Park 
    Village Book Fair Executive Director Cynthia Exum

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