Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller, serves as the elected watchdog for Los Angeles' taxpayers. He oversees more than 160 employees who conduct independent audits; manage the city's payroll and disbursements; prepare reports and provide information about finances and operations online; pursue waste and fraud; and focus on modernization, management, and metrics.
Ron launched ControlPanel.LA, an open data portal featuring the city's checkbook, details on the goods and services Los Angeles buys, assets and liabilities, employee compensation, operating indicator and more. Under Ron's leadership, the controller's office has issued audits focused on improving the efficiency and accountability of L.A. government and on delivering quality services.
He brings more than 20 years of experience as a transactional and litigation attorney and small business owner. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.