City Controller Launches Financial Planning Program

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 2

City Council Declares October 29th ‘Financial Planning Day’

Los Angeles—City Controller Ron Galperin launched a Financial Planning Program, a multi-part effort to empower Angelenos to make wise financial decisions and plan for their futures. Galperin will host a series of community financial planning events, and will focus on topics like retirement planning, tax planning and real estate investing.

Galperin kicks off this new initiative at the Library’s Financial Planning Day on October 29th. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Certified Financial Planner and receive free, personalized financial advice.

“Just as my office works to secure the financial future of the City of Los Angeles, it’s vital that Angelenos have the tools and knowledge to plan for and secure their own financial futures,” said Controller Galperin.

In addition, Councilmember Jose Huizar introduced a resolution, seconded by the entire City Council, to officially declare October 29, 2016 as Financial Planning Day in the City of Los Angeles.

“There are few things more important to plan for than your family’s financial health and well-being, and Financial Planning Day will give Angelenos the opportunity to do just that,” said Councilmember Huizar. “Through focused City-sponsored workshops, participants will be able to better make decisions to secure their financial future and I thank all our partners for their support.”

“The library set a goal four years ago to empower Angelenos with the information and skills to make informed financial decisions,” said City Librarian John F. Szabo. “Since 2012, our libraries have hosted 1,250 free financial literacy programs attended by nearly 16,200 people. The annual Financial Planning Day event at Central Library and these programs have provided free help with money management, building credit, buying a first home, retirement planning, and credit card debt. This service is just another example of how the library is a true community resource.”

Financial Planning Day

Who: Controller Ron Galperin and the Los Angeles Public Library
What: Free, personalized financial advice from Certified Financial Planners
When: Saturday, October 29 | 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
Where: Central Library, 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles
For More Information: 1-877-861-7826 or

District 13 Financial Planning Workshop

Who: Controller Ron Galperin, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Los Angeles Public Library
What: A financial planning workshop designed to help people plan for emergencies
When: Wednesday, December 7 | 6-7 PM
Where: Silver Lake Public Library, 2411 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles