Press Releases

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.


Audit ID’s Smart Data Sharing as Path to Revenue Enhancement

Posted by Christopher Benedetto on August 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit that will stimulate the strategic sharing of tax data between City, County and State agencies. Galperin’s audit demonstrates that such cooperation could lead the City of Los Angeles to capture more than $20 million annually in additional revenues.


Controller's Audit Reveals 'Staggering' Overtime at DOT

Posted by Seth Maloney on May 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles – Controller Ron Galperin released an audit report detailing exceptionally high overtime use in the Department of Transportation’s Traffic Paint and Sign section.

After receiving an anonymous tip to the Controller’s Fraud Waste & Abuse Hotline, Galperin’s staff used data analysis to identify four supervisors in the Traffic Paint and Sign Section who received at least $70,000 in overtime pay during FY 2013-14. One traffic marking and sign superintendent received $155,319 in overtime on top of his normal $78,000 yearly earnings—effectively tripling his salary.


Release of Two Audits - LAPD and LAFD Workers’ Compensation Prevention Programs

Posted by Seth Maloney on March 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles - Over the course of the past four years, the City of Los Angeles paid out more than $800 million in workers’ compensation benefit payments and medical costs, and nearly 29,000 claims were filed by City employees. More than 60% of these claims were made by our sworn Police and Fire Department personnel. Most notably, a staggering 66% of all firefighters, and 60% of all police officers, filed at least one workers’ compensation claim against the City over the course of just the last three years. Some 44% of LAFD claimants and 42% of LAPD claimants filed two or more claims during the same period.