Meet & Greet with Ron Galperin, LA City Controller
Join ULI Los Angeles to meet Ron Galperin, Controller of the City of Los Angeles.
The City of Los Angeles spends over $20 billion each year. Where are they spending all that money? How could anyone possibly expect to understand what they are doing? Enter Ron Galperin, City Controller since July 2013. It’s his job to the mind the store, and it’s a very big store. As Controller, Ron oversees a team responsible for conducting independent audits of City departments, managing payroll for more than 42,000 City employees, disbursing 290,000 payments to outside vendors, and preparing comprehensive reports on the City’s finances, including its $49 billion in assets and $28 billion in liabilities.
Sometimes his job simply illuminates facts that can allow the City and the taxpayer to identify where government priorities really are, so that more effective decisions can be made. Other times, his job requires him to reveal unpleasant information, potentially making some inside City government uncomfortable.
That’s probably why The Los Angeles Times made this one of their New Year wishes for 2015:
Some aggressive critiquing of Los Angeles city government by Controller Ron Galperin. The cooperation among top city leaders is a welcome change from the customary sniping, but there’s a place for scrutiny and oversight, and Galperin’s the person to carry out that job.
Ron is a lawyer by training and experience, but he comes to Citywide office with a record of citizen involvement. Ron served as a Neighborhood Council member, and in that role he took on responsibilities outside the confines of his own community when he taught the “Government 101” course to new Council members. He also has served as Chair of the Los Angeles City Commission on Revenue Efficiency (CORE).
We hope you can join us on Thursday, February 19, to hear what this new voice in City leadership has to say about the financial state of the City. And feel free to check out his website if you want to see more in advance of our program: http://controller.lacity.org/index.htm.
Once again, DLA Piper will be hosting and sponsoring this Meet and Greet at their downtown offices. We appreciate their continued regular sponsorship of many of the Meet and Greet events.
- Private $45 (Non-Member $60)
- Public/Nonprofit $35 (Non-Member $50)
- Young Leaders $35 (Non-Member $50)
- Student $25 (Non-Member $35)
Please note that registration increases $10 after the registration deadline of February 17. To register click here to download a registration form or “Register Now” below. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Transit: DLA Piper’s offices are located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Metro services are available on a variety of lines. Check your options at: http://www.metro.net/riding/maps/.
Parking: Ampco Parking (second drive way on Hope St and the primary DLA Piper parking garage) charges a flat $8.00 rate for arrivals after 5 PM. STANDARD parking (first drive way on Hope St) charges $2.50 per 12 minutes with a $12.00 maximum for arrivals after 6 PM.