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More Officer Work. Less Office Work.

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on April 19, 2016 at 1:48 PM

L.A. City Controller’s Audit: Increase Police Deployment by Filling 458 LAPD Jobs With Civilian Employees

Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin outlined a plan to hire civilian employees to do 458 Police Department jobs that do not require specialized officer training or expertise–a move that would free more officers to fight crime more directly.

According to an audit released today by Galperin’s office, 621 positions that involve tasks such as managing the police department’s social media accounts, maintaining equipment rooms and tracking the flow of documents could be handed over to civilian employees, who, on average, earn $44,000 per year less in wages and benefits than sworn officers. 458 of these positions--as of February 2016, when auditors completed their fieldwork--are currently being performed by able-bodied police officers. The remainder are largely being done by officers on permanent limited duty because of injuries, disabilities or administrative directives.

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City Controller Launches EconomyPanel

Posted by Ron Galperin on April 14, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Los Angeles – Which neighborhood’s residents have the longest morning commutes? Which residential area has the highest vacancy rate? Which district has the oldest Angelenos? How about the highest and lowest incomes? And where in the City are unemployed women most likely to live?

The answers to these questions and many more are now available online on EconomyPanel, a new online dashboard launched today by City Controller Ron Galperin. The site enables residents, businesses, non-profits and academics to explore economic and demographic information about the City--broken down by council district.

From the Flight Deck: City Controller Releases LAX Interactive Dashboard with Noise and Pollution Maps, Transportation Data and Virtual Checkbook

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on March 15, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Los Angeles – Angelenos can now track real-time noise levels at LAX -- along with airplane emissions, flight delays, traffic and airport spending -- through an online dashboard that City Controller Ron Galperin released today. The dashboard accompanies the Industrial, Economic and Administrative Survey (IEA) of L.A. World Airports (LAWA), which the Controller’s office released this month.

A Better Flight Plan: for LAX L.A. Controller’s Report Warns of Impending Traffic Crisis; Urges Improved Passenger Experience, Business Practices

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on March 07, 2016 at 1:12 PM

Los Angeles - L.A. World Airports (LAWA), the City-owned entity that operates LAX, is a major economic engine, contributing an estimated $2.6 billion to the regional economy and 360,000 jobs to Southern California. But LAWA still has significant work to do to address impending traffic jams in and around the terminals, to upgrade passenger experiences, and to improve airport business practices— including a troubling dearth of bidders on airport contracts—  according to a report issued by Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin.

Two L.A. City Controller Reports Show Budget Shortfall, Pension Liabilities

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on March 01, 2016 at 11:35 AM

LOS ANGELES – Controller Ron Galperin released two reports detailing the state of the City’s finances: The Financial Forecast Report, in which analysts in the Controller’s office make financial projections for the current and coming year; and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), itemizing the City’s revenues, expenditures, assets and liabilities for fiscal year 2014-15 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015). This year’s CAFR also details the liabilities associated with employee and retiree pensions.

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Controller Urges City to Shelve Outdated Warehouse Practices

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on January 27, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin outlined specific, technologically sophisticated ways for Los Angeles to modernize the way the City stocks its $30 million inventory of goods.


Is Los Angeles Prepared to Repair Potholes Caused by El Niño?

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on January 13, 2016 at 2:07 PM

Los Angeles Making good on his commitment to improving Los Angeles’s vast road network, City Controller Ron Galperin said his office will soon begin a follow-up audit of the Bureau of Street Services’ (BSS) pavement preservation program. The audit will assess BSS’s progress in implementing recommendations made by Galperin in his 2014 audit of the Bureau.

City Spends More to Repair Vehicles Than They Cost

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on December 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Los Angeles – Controller Ron Galperin released an audit of Los Angeles’s procedures for disposing of surplus and obsolete equipment and vehicles. The audit found that insufficient funding to replace outdated equipment, combined with a decentralized, haphazard approach to the salvage process has led L.A. to spend far more maintaining some vehicles than it would cost to replace them.

Controller Calls for Governance Reform at DWP

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on December 10, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin released the 2015 Industrial, Economic and Administrative Survey (IEA) of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which was completed in collaboration with the Mayor and City Council.