Story | Feb 17, 2013
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Story | Feb 10, 2013In 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.
Column | Apr 1, 2013
Story | Jan 24, 2013
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.
Story | Feb 28, 2013
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.....