Press Releases

L.A. Controller Issues Report Cards for City Parks -- Along With Results of Public Survey of Park Users

Posted on September 13, 2017

High marks for athletic fields and children’s play areas; lower marks for restrooms, graffiti and safety

LOS ANGELES – Community parks in the City earned generally solid grades for facilities such as playgrounds, trails and gyms -- but maintenance and cleanliness of restrooms scored largely C and below in new first-of-their kind report cards issued by L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin. Park users meanwhile reported general satisfaction with their local parks, but many said cleanliness and safety concerns deter them from using their community parks more.

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L.A. Controller Launches Clothing Drive to Benefit Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Posted on September 05, 2017

Galperin joins LGBT Center, Garcetti, Bonin, O’Farrell in month-long campaign for donations to assist job seekers

 

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LOS ANGELES -- City Controller Ron Galperin, Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Mike Bonin, and representatives of the Los Angeles LGBT Center called on City employees and visitors to City Hall to make a difference in the lives of homeless LGBTQ youth by donating clothing suitable for them to wear to job interviews and professional workplaces.

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L.A. Controller Urges Better Information Technology Preparation for Disaster

Posted on August 30, 2017

Los Angeles -- Los Angeles needs better strategies to protect its critical information-technology (IT) systems in the event of major disasters, City Controller Ron Galperin said. Today, he released a report that recommended a comprehensive approach to ensure that vital City IT functions such as emergency dispatching continue during and after a disaster.

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Controller Galperin: Former Employment Center Executives Abused Public Trust

Posted on August 16, 2017

L.A. City Controller assisted District Attorney, Department of Labor investigations of Chicana Service Action Center

 

Los Angeles -- City Controller Ron Galperin released the following statement today following the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s announcement that three former executives of the nonprofit Chicana Service Action Center (CSAC) pleaded guilty to embezzling and misappropriating millions of dollars in public funds:

 

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L.A. Controller Calls for Consolidation to Curb City Healthcare Costs

Posted on August 16, 2017

Galperin says taking workers’ comp care, group healthcare out of their silos would yield major savings


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Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin called for the City to explore consolidating workers’ compensation health insurance with employee group health insurance in order to curb City employee healthcare costs, which have outpaced overall City expenditures over the last decade.

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L.A. City Controller Joins Finance Leaders from 11 Other Cities and States; Calls on President to Fully Fund Next Census

Posted on June 20, 2017

Citing Census link to federal grants, Galperin expresses concern that neglecting Census Bureau could endanger grant money to Los Angeles

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Los Angeles – Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin joined 11 fellow U.S. city and state controllers, comptrollers and treasurers in a letter calling on the White House to fully fund the U.S. Census Bureau and fill the vacant Census Bureau director post.

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Pot in L.A.: With New Laws Coming, Controller Finds Spotty Compliance With Current Regulations

Posted on June 07, 2017

City Controller Ron Galperin Maps Marijuana Dispensaries; Advocates for Enforcement to Protect Neighborhoods and to Collect Taxes Due 

Explore the Map of Marijuana Dispensaries Here

Los Angeles – With legal recreational marijuana coming to California in January 2018, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released a map showing the status of medical marijuana dispensaries in the City, along with suggestions on how to better ensure that the businesses pay taxes and comply with local regulations intended to protect residents and customers.

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Budget Presents Opportunity for L.A. to Reinvent How It Does Business, Controller Says

Posted on April 17, 2017

Galperin calls for forward-thinking approach to capturing revenue, using special funds, managing real estate and procurement

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Los Angeles -- City Controller Ron Galperin issued a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council urging policymakers to consider fundamental reforms to how the City treats emerging categories of business such as short-term home rentals and marijuana dispensaries, as well as a review of the City’s more than 900 special funds.

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L.A. Controller Calls on City to Modernize Police Permits for Businesses

Posted on April 12, 2017

Audit by City Controller Galperin finds many of the nearly 60 special permit categories outdated and cumbersome


Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit today assessing L.A.’s requirement for 59 different commercial police permits to operate particular businesses such as skating rinks, antique stores, bowling alleys, dance academies and junk collectors. Currently, each of these businesses require background checks, fingerprints and an annual fee to operate in the City, in addition to L.A.’s general business tax registration and certificate.

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Audit Finds High Costs, Low Graduation Rates in LADWP’s Apprenticeship and Training Programs

Posted on March 28, 2017

L.A. City Controller Calls on City to Incorporate Audit Recommendations in New Labor Agreement

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Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spends about $40 million a year on apprenticeship programs to train new workers, even though three of the department’s four programs graduated 51 percent or fewer of their apprentices over five years, City Controller Ron Galperin found in an audit.

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