Press Releases

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 The audit found that insufficient funding to replace outdated equipment, combined with a decentralized, haphazard approach to the salvage process has led L.A. to spend far more maintaining some vehicles than it would cost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.


Galperin Calls for City to Invest More Strategically in Water Savings

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on November 20, 2015 at 1:56 PM

Los Angeles – Controller Ron Galperin called upon the City and its Department of Water and Power (DWP) to refocus residential and commercial water conservation incentives and programs in order to achieve more sustained and cost­ effective water savings. An audit performed by Galperin’s office found that the DWP’s turf replacement program yielded the lowest return on investment by a wide margin, in terms of gallons of water saved per dollar spent, when compared with other conservation programs


Audit of Development Impact Fees

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on November 05, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin issued an audit that found the City of Los Angeles is failing to exercise its power to charge citywide development impact fees, which State law says can be collected from developers to mitigate their projects’ impacts on neighborhoods and defray the costs of public facilities and infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, libraries, parks and police stations.



Financial Reporting Awards Go To Two L.A. City Controller Reports

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on October 08, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Los Angeles – The City of Los Angeles has been awarded two prestigious awards for excellence in financial reporting given by the Government Finance Officers Association to the Office of L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin.


City of Los Angeles Domestic Violence Services and Programs

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on October 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles – The City’s domestic violence programs were underfunded, disjointed, and inconsistent across City neighborhoods, according to an audit released today by City Controller Ron Galperin. Galperin released the audit to coincide with the first day of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


L.A. Controller’s Audit Looks at City’s Construction Cost Overruns

Posted by Ron Galperin on September 17, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit that examined how the City manages change orders­­extra costs incurred when conditions change during construction. The report found that Los Angeles generally did not spend more than other cities and private builders on construction due to change orders, except in one case: construction of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.


Controller Audits Animal Services; Concludes City is Making ‘Genuine Progress’ Toward No Kill

Posted by Ron Galperin on September 08, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit that indicated the Los Angeles’ Department of Animal Services is making progress toward its goal of making Los Angeles a “No Kill” City. Still, last year about one of every four lost or abandoned animals that entered the City’s six animal shelters was euthanized.