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March 7, 2017 — Local Elections
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ControllerCity of Los AngelesMarch 7, 2017Local Elections

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March 7, 2017Local Elections

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  • Promote economic development, jobs, and infrastructure. We need a growing, vibrant, and diverse economy to create more opportunities for all Angelenos.
  • Improve quality of life and public safety. We need better transportation, cleaner streets, more responsive city services, safer neighborhoods, and emergency preparedness.
  • Address our housing and homelessness crises. We need to build more and better homes with greater density and affordability. We also need to increase access to mental health services and get folks into housing.
Profession:Los Angeles City Controller
Los Angeles City Controller, City of Los Angeles (2013current)
City Controller, City of Los Angeles — Elected position (2013current)
Chair, Commission on Revenue & Efficiency-Los Angeles — Appointed position (20102013)
President, City of L.A. Quality & Productivity Commission — Appointed position (20102013)
Commissioner, County of L.A. Quality & Productivity Commission — Appointed position (20092013)
Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) Juris Doctor (1993)
Washington University in St. Louis Bachelor of Arts, English, Business, and Political Science (1985)

Ron Galperin serves as Controller of the City of Los Angeles -- working as the watchdog for L.A.'s taxpayers. Controller Galperin oversees a team conducting independent audits, managing the City's payroll and disbursements, preparing reports on the City’s finances, pursuing waste and fraud, providing information about the City's finances and operations online -- and focusing on modernization, management and metrics.

Leading a Data Revolution

As Controller, Galperin launched ControlPanel.LA, the City’s first open data portal -- featuring the City’s checkbook, details on the goods and services the City buys, assets and liabilities, employee compensation, operating indicators and much more. Because of these efforts, L.A. was named the No. 1 Digital City according to the U.S. City Open Data Census. Likewise, Government Technology Magazine recently named Controller Galperin to its list of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2015.

Results-Oriented Audits

Under Galperin’s leadership, the Controller’s office has issued numerous financial and performance audits focused on improving the efficiency and accountability of City government -- and on delivering quality City services. Audits conducted by the Controller are helping to improve street services, how the City handles foreclosure properties, cable fees, funds for the arts, management of the City's many special funds, worker's compensation costs, development fees, airport operations -- and much more.

One of the Controller’s priorities has been to make the Dept. of Water and Power more transparent and responsive to ratepayers. He created UtilityPanel.LA, a data portal featuring key financial data about DWP spending and payroll. The Controller’s office conducted audits of the utility’s Joint Training Institute and Joint Safety Institute and released an Industrial, Economic and Administrative Survey of the DWP, with specific recommendations for structural reforms and creation of performance dashboards.

Background

Prior to his being elected as Controller in 2013, Galperin built a reputation as a leading voice for government reform. He is the first Neighborhood Council member elected to city-wide office in Los Angeles. As an officer of his neighborhood council, he advocated for quality of life improvements and more responsible neighborhood planning. He also developed and taught “L.A. City Government 101” to new neighborhood council members throughout the city and served as a council budget advocate.

Controller Galperin has long promoted cutting waste and developing programs to help businesses create jobs. As Chair of the Los Angeles Commission on Revenue Efficiency, he worked to develop new revenue sources and budget savings to deliver more services to residents and businesses. He also served as President of the City's Quality & Productivity Commission.

Galperin brings to the Controller job more than twenty years of experience as a transactional and litigation attorney and small business owner. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He lives in West Los Angeles with his husband, Rabbi Zachary Shapiro.

  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 36
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer
  • L.A. County Democratic Party

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