Press Releases

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.

Galperin to Mark MLK Weekend

Posted by Seth Maloney on January 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin will join community members, clergy, labor leaders, and civic leaders at a series of events marking the celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Controller Galperin Launches New Look for Open Data Site

Posted by Seth Maloney on October 08, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles – Making sense of how much Los Angeles spends on goods just got a whole lot easier. Controller Ron Galperin unveiled a sleek, more modern look for his office’s open data site,

The refreshed site includes precise data on the more than $1 billion in goods the City buys. That information has never been collected and made public in such a detailed way before.

Targeting Troubled Properties

Posted by Seth Maloney on June 03, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles – Controller Ron Galperin issued an audit today detailing the ineffectiveness of the City’s current foreclosure tracking program — along with recommendations for a more targeted GeoRegistry of foreclosed homes and a plan to improve the inspection and enforcement process for foreclosed and blighted properties.

Galperin Audit Clears Path to Improve Public Arts Program

Posted by Seth Maloney on April 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles – Controller Ron Galperin released an audit today that found that money collected from property developers to pay for public art projects “is languishing in the City’s Arts Development Fee Trust Fund.” He urged the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs to uphold the public trust by investing the money in the art for which it was intended.

New Report by LA Controller Ron Galperin Details City Payroll, Overtime, Bonus and Healthcare

Posted by Seth Maloney on February 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles– Controller Ron Galperin today released the most comprehensive picture to date of the total cost of City employees to taxpayers - providing further detail on the true costs of the City’s 57,379 full- and part-time employees. Controller Galperin’s update also makes hundreds of millions of dollars of payments made to health care providers and to Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) vendors available for the first time.