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  • Ron Galperin for L.A. controller

    Ron Galperin for L.A. controller
    In the five-man race for Los Angeles controller, the best-known candidate is also the one who's had the best view of city government. That would be Dennis Zine, who is finishing his 12th and final year representing the City Council's 3rd District after working for three decades in the Los Angeles Police Department. But two other candidates from outside City Hall have put forward more compelling cases for their election. Ron Galperin has worked with the city and county governments to improve collections and eliminate loopholes. Cary Brazeman has been a high-profile critic of city managers, mounting pressure campaigns against several flawed city initiatives. Brazeman offers the more far-reaching agenda, but Galperin's training and experience make him the candidate more likely to turn his recommendations into real improvements in city government. For that reason, The Times endorses Galperin.
  • Eric Garcetti for mayor

    Eric Garcetti for mayor
    Los Angeles is an underachieving city led in recent decades by a succession of underachieving mayors — people who came in with big dreams or big talk but soon got bored with the day-to-day task of steering a municipality. Voters don't get to conduct...

    Newton: An all-male City Council?

    Newton: An all-male City Council?
    Imagine if Los Angeles, with a population that is roughly half Latino, had just one or even no Latinos in elected office. There would be protests and political recriminations in every election cycle. There would be lawsuits and threats of lawsuits. The...

    Former L.A. controller endorses attorney Ron Galperin

     
    Former L.A. City Controller Laura Chick endorsed Ron Galperin over City Councilman Dennis Zine in the race for the city’s fiscal watchdog position.

    Pro-Greuel group hits Garcetti with TV attack ad

     
    This post has been corrected. See note below for details. A group funded mostly by unions and entertainment executives has produced a television attack ad backing city Controller Wendy Greuel's campaign to become Los Angeles' next mayor by accusing City.....