Press Releases

Controller Calls on City to Hold Off on Parking Fine Reductions

Posted by Deborah Hong on January 10, 2017 at 1:35 PM

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 by Ron Galperin on December 06, 2016 at 4:28 PM

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 by Deborah Hong on November 22, 2016 at 2:42 PM

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 by Deborah Hong on October 31, 2016 at 2:31 PM

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 by Deborah Hong on October 23, 2016 at 4:50 PM

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

Los Angeles—City Controller Ron Galperin released PropertyPanel, 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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L.A. City Controller Calls for Expansion of Water Recycling Programs

Posted by Deborah Hong on October 21, 2016 at 2:13 PM

Controller Galperin and Mayor Garcetti Call on State to Increase Funding, Say ‘We Must Think Big’

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Los Angeles – In an audit released today, City Controller Ron Galperin issued a wide-ranging call for the City to increase production of recycled wastewater, a step he says will reduce the City’s dependence on expensive, imported water.

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Win a Job at City Hall

Posted by Deborah Hong on October 20, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Controller Galperin to Launch ‘Data for Good’ Fellowship Program; Will Award Paid Fellowship to Winner of 1st L.A. City ‘Iron Viz’ Competition

Los Angeles—In what many City Hall insiders say is a first, Controller Ron Galperin will award a six-month fellowship to the winner of LA’s first “Iron Viz” data visualization competition, which his office is hosting on Saturday, October 22 at 10 AM.

Taking a cue from the popular show "Iron Chef," the Controller's “Iron Viz” will pit contestants against each other in a time-pressure environment with spectators. Contestants will be given raw data with which to create a Tableau visualization that accurately and beautifully tells a compelling story — all under the gaze of the Controller, a panel of judges from the high-tech industry, and spectators.

“I’ve said many times that we need to be more nimble and innovative when it comes to attracting the workforce of the future,” said Controller Galperin. “The ‘Iron Viz’ competition is an interesting and exciting way to attract and find new talent for the City — and we know we’ll be hiring a winner.”

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L.A. City Controller Releases FY 2015-16 Preliminary Financial Report

Posted by Ron Galperin on October 13, 2016 at 12:55 PM

Los Angeles – Controller Ron Galperin released the City's Preliminary Financial Report, recapping fiscal year 2015-16.

The Report provides information and analysis of General Fund revenues and expenditures, reserves, and bonded indebtedness, along with budgeted Special Fund schedules.

The report, as well the Controller’s accompanying cover letter, can be found here.

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L.A. City Controller’s Audit Finds Insufficient Controls in SoCalGas Franchise Agreement

Posted by Ron Galperin on September 23, 2016 at 9:40 AM

Galperin Recommends Increasing Oversight and Revenues

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Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin said that Los Angeles, in negotiating a new franchise agreement with Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), should insist that the utility pay additional fees for the right to sell gas and for the use of public rights of way, and ensure that residents are more fully protected in the event of safety problems like those that occurred recently in the Porter Ranch area.

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