Press Releases

City Controller Says Litter Plagues L.A. Freeways Under Outdated State Formula

Posted on February 13, 2017

Galperin Calls on Caltrans to Heed 2016 Audit Recommending a Better Way to Distribute Highway Maintenance Funds

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles drivers endure more litter on and near state-maintained roads than motorists elsewhere in California because the state shortchanges the region on trash removal and roadway upkeep, City Controller Ron Galperin said. He pressed the state to take action on a nearly year-old audit that urged reforms.

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City Controller Releases Annual Financial Report: Highlights City’s Ongoing Structural Deficit

Posted on February 08, 2017

Expenditures Growing Faster than Revenue

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Los Angeles - City Controller Ron Galperin has released the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2016. Also released was an online and interactive Community Financial Report -- with summary graphics, charts and data for the general public (

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City Controller Launches Review of Homeless Encampment Policies

Posted on January 24, 2017

Galperin Cites Need to Assess How City is Meeting the Needs of Cleanliness and Safety of Our Vulnerable Population

Los Angeles - Coinciding with this week’s 2017 L.A. Homeless Count, Controller Ron Galperin is launching a review of City homeless tent and encampment policies -- along with an assessment of related outreach, cleanup and assistance efforts.

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Controller Report on Income-Restricted Affordable Housing

Posted on January 23, 2017

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Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit today entitled ‘Income-Restricted Affordable Housing Units in Los Angeles: A Review of the City’s Density Bonus Incentives and Overall Oversight’.The review found density bonus incentives have had minimal impact in incentivizing private developers to include affordable housing in their projects. The audit also highlights the lack of adequate  tools to ensure income-restricted units are best going only to those who qualify.

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Controller Calls on City to Hold Off on Parking Fine Reductions

Posted on January 10, 2017

Instead urges cuts to punitive tickets and overhead costs with new technologies and better signage

Los Angeles  — Controller Ron Galperin unveiled a new parking website that explains LA’s parking ticket program. The online report shows the City generated close to $148 million in gross ticket revenues in the last year -- but some ¾ of ticket revenue went to overhead, salaries and administrative costs. The remaining $41 million was transferred to the City’s General Fund to help pay for City services such as police and fire.

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He Won a Job at City Hall

Posted on December 06, 2016

Mike Ludwig Wins L.A. City Controller’s ‘Iron Viz’ Competition; Receives Paid Fellowship in Galperin’s Office

Los Angeles – They came. They coded. They competed. And when it was over, one of them won a job at City Hall.

In what many are saying is a first for the City of Los Angeles, Controller Ron Galperin awarded a six-month paid fellowship in his office to Mike Ludwig, who won the City’s first-ever “Iron Viz” competition.

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L.A. Again Named No. 1 Digital City

Posted on November 22, 2016

Controller Galperin’s Tech & Data Program Drive City to Top Spot in U.S. Digital Survey

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Los Angeles – The Center for Digital Government (CDG) ranked Los Angeles at the top of its 2016 Digital Cities Survey — which recognizes cities using technology to improve services, enhance transparency and encourage engagement. In naming Los Angeles the nation’s top digital big city, the Center cited L.A.’s open data efforts. City Controller Ron Galperin launched the City's first open data portal, ControlPanel LA, in the fall of 2013.

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City Controller Launches Financial Planning Program

Posted on October 31, 2016

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.

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Controller Maps 9,000 City-Owned Properties

Posted on October 27, 2016

Galperin Calls on City to Better Manage and Capitalize on Real Estate Portfolio

Los Angeles—City Controller Ron Galperin released PropertyPanel.LA, the most comprehensive map ever produced of properties owned by the City of Los Angeles and issued a call for L.A. to appoint a Chief Asset Manager to oversee its extensive portfolio of real estate holdings.

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