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Town Hall LA: City Controller Ron Galperin on Accountability & Transparency

Thursday, June 26, 2014
8:00am - 10:00am PDT
City Club Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street, 51st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
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SCG is pleased to partner with Town Hall Los Angeles on a special conversation with City Controller Ron Galperin on how open data is bringing transparency and accountability to City Hall. 

As City Controller, Ron Galperin is the chief auditor and accounting officer of the City of Los Angeles. It is his responsibility to oversee how the city collects its revenues, manages its contracts and expenses and protects the city from fraud and abuses. Los Angeles is looking at budget deficits in excess of $200 million for at least the next three years. Pension costs now account for 20% of the city’s expenses. The DWP union trusts have received $40 million in taxpayer dollars that they refuse to account for. And according to the recently released Los Angeles 2020 Commission report, Los Angeles has not added a single new job in twenty years. 

Given Galperin’s campaign objectives of creating jobs, implementing cost savings strategies, negotiating more cost effective contracts and addressing waste and fraud in the city budget, what has been achieved in his first year in office? The Honorable Ron Galperin will reflect on his first year in office and his work to ensure that Angelenos get a good return on their tax dollars with KCET News Anchor Val Zavala.

8:00 am Registration and Networking
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Conversation with Audience/Q&A
10:00 am Adjourn 

Town Hall Los Angeles is counted among the top leadership forums in the nation. A highly respected convener since its establishment in 1937, Town Hall presents issues that affect the lives of all Angelenos and provides a platform for the discussion of solutions from a nonpartisan viewpoint. Through this special partnership, SCG members will receive the discounted Town Hall member rate of $55 to participate in this event. 

City Club Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street, 51st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

($8 underground valet parking with 3-hour validation.)

Attire is business casual (no jeans or tennis shoes). 

For this program, SCG members are eligible for the discounted Town Hall Los Angeles member rate: $55 per individual, $550 for a table of 10. 

Register online through the Town Hall Los Angeles site

1. Click "Register Now" on the event page and enter "SCGMember” in the discount code section at the top of the page.
2. Under "Event Fees," select "Non-Member (Individual)" at $75 (the discount will be applied on next page).
3. Continue with registration by filling in the profile and selecting your payment method (Pay Pal or check). Click "Continue."
4. Your discount will be reflected on this page – please check to be sure the correct amount is displayed.