Los Angeles City Controller
The Los Angeles City Controller is an independently elected citywide official. He is the taxpayers’ watchdog and the City’s chief auditor and accountant. Ron Galperin, the 20th City Controller, came into office in 2013 from the private sector and is focused on innovation, efficiency, and ‘return on investment’ within government.
The Controller's office investigates and publicly reports issues with city departments. It works to increase governmental efficiency and save taxpayers’ money by improving operations. The office also conducts financial and performance audits, monitors, and reports on all matters relating to the City's fiscal health. The office keeps the City's official financial records as well as supervising and executing all expenditures (including payroll for more than 45,000 City employees.)