The Los Angeles City Controller Will Address The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council On October 8th, 2014
VAN NUYS, CA — The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council will have the esteemed honor and privilege of welcoming City Controller Ron Galperin to speak and answer questions at its next General Meeting. City Controller Ron Galperin is participating in an ongoing “Speaker Series” hosted by the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council.
“It is important to bring the people of Van Nuys closer to their government and the powers that be. It is our job as local elected officials to facilitate meetings, workshops, and summits to make this possible. I look forward to hearing from Controller Galperin at the Council Meeting in October, and seeing how we can all work together to promote the common good throughout the City of Los Angeles,” said Council President George Christopher Thomas.
Ron Galperin became the 20th Controller of the City of Los Angeles on July 1, 2013.
For many years, Ron has been a leading voice on reforming government, cutting waste and helping businesses create jobs. As Chair of the Los Angeles City Commission on Revenue Efficiency (CORE), Ron found new revenue sources and budget savings to deliver more city services to residents.
As President of the City of LA Quality and Productivity Commission and as a member of the LA County Quality and Productivity Commission, he looked within city and county departments to identify the best practices and to implement them Citywide.
Ron is proud to be the first Neighborhood Council member elected to Citywide office in Los Angeles. As an officer of his Council, he advocated for quality of life improvements and better planning. He also developed and taught an L.A. City Government 101 program to new Neighborhood Council members throughout the City, and served as a budget advocate on behalf of the Councils.
A graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Ron received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He began his career as a print journalist, and is the author of hundreds of articles about business, finance, law and planning in numerous local and national publications. Ron spent 20 years as a transactional and litigation attorney, and in business, before coming to City Hall.
Ron is the son of immigrants and a resident of Los Angeles for nearly 25 years. He has served his community as part of several non-profit boards and as a Cantor. Ron lives in West Los Angeles with his husband, Rabbi Zachary Shapiro.