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.
Posted on June 07, 2017
City Controller Ron Galperin Maps Marijuana Dispensaries; Advocates for Enforcement to Protect Neighborhoods and to Collect Taxes Due
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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.
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.
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Audit by City Controller Galperin finds many of the nearly 60 special permit categories outdated and cumbersome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.
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.
Posted on March 08, 2017
City Controller Called for Stronger Oversight after Aliso Canyon Leak
Los Angeles – The Los Angeles City Council today adopted several of the recommendations in an audit of the City’s franchise agreement with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) that will strengthen municipal oversight of the utility’s operations while bringing more revenue to the City. The recommendations were outlined in a September 2016 audit
by Controller Ron Galperin's office following a massive gas leak at the Aliso Canyon oil field in the northern San Fernando Valley.
Posted on March 02, 2017
Los Angeles -- On Friday, March 3, City Controller Ron Galperin and Councilmember Bob Blumenfield will present a resolution to the City Council declaring March 4 Open Data Day. In anticipation of the 2017 International Open Data Day on March 4, L.A. will join hundreds of cities around the world in celebrating the adoption and use of open data in government, business and other institutions that serve the community.
Posted on March 01, 2017
Galperin Sees Flattening of Revenues as Expenses Increase
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Los Angeles -- Controller Ron Galperin today released the City's annual revenue forecast. The report highlighted modest increases in City revenues that aren't keeping up with increases in City spending -- and the need to exercise caution in new spending both for the current fiscal year and for the Mayor's soon-to-be proposed budget for 2017-18.
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.
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 (cafr.controlpanel.la).