Ron Galperin is the independently elected Controller of the City of Los Angeles. He serves as the watchdog for taxpayers at City Hall, making sure public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. Galperin oversees a team that audits municipal departments and programs, manages payroll and spending, reports on the City’s finances, pursues fraud and waste, and works to create a more transparent, accountable, equitable and modern government for everyone. Galperin launched ControlPanel LA, the City’s first open data portal, in 2013. During the pandemic, he created the L.A. Equity Index to help address local barriers to opportunity and released a series of resource maps and financial dashboards to aid businesses and residents. Read more about him here.