L.A. Controller Continues to Make Govt. More Transparent with ‘Anatomy of an Audit’ Video, Infographic

LOS ANGELES — L.A. Controller Ron Galperin today released a five-minute video and accompanying infographic granting behind the scenes access to his auditing team and the work they do. One of Galperin’s chief tasks as City Controller is evaluating City departments, programs and offices to see how well they are serving taxpayers — but the public only sees the results of these audits after a report is released. “Anatomy of an Audit” pulls back the curtain and breaks down the process of why audits come about, how they get done, and who performs the meat and potatoes work.

Featured in the video are members of Galperin’s Audit Services Division, one of five divisions in the Controller’s office. Since his election in 2013, Galperin’s auditing team has completed more than 100 audits on a wide variety of topics, including Prop. HHH homeless housing costs, the delivery of homeless services, DWP wildfire prevention efforts, L.A. tree maintenance practices, City overtime costs, transparency at the L.A. Zoo, environmental issues at oil wells and youth programs to name a few.

“One of my primary missions is increasing government transparency to give Angelenos a clearer picture of what their government is doing to improve their lives,” said Controller Galperin. “This video offers a look into one of the most critical functions my office performs. Our auditors work day in and day out with departments — sometimes in challenging situations on sensitive topics — to put together meaningful reports that improve the way the City of Los Angeles functions.”

This video and infographic are part of Galperin’s goal to use a variety of different tools and platforms to make the City of Los Angeles more transparent and accountable to residents.

Watch “Anatomy of an Audit” and explore the infographic at lacontroller.org/anatomyofanaudit or https://lacontroller.org/media/anatomy-audit/

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