Press Releases


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, ControlPanel.la.

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.


Galperin Subpoenas DWP Union Trustee

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

Los Angeles - City Controller Ron Galperin today announced that he is issuing subpoenas to Brian D’Arcy, Principal Officer and Union Trustee of two trusts that are jointly managed by IBEW Local 18 and the City’s Department of Water and Power. Subpoenas will also be issued to the Custodian of Records of the two trusts and will ask both parties to appear in person to provide financial information regarding the Trusts.



Los Angeles City Controller Details DWP Wages Boosted by Overtime & Bonuses

Posted by Seth Maloney on August 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles – City Controller Ron Galperin today released a new comprehensive online database detailing L.A. Department of Water & Power wages boosted by overtime and bonuses – with actual earnings of each of the municipal utility’s nearly 10,000 full-time employees in the first half of 2013.