LA Controller: LA's Financial Health + Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth

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June 29, 2021
Real-Time Look Inside City Finances

L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released a new online dashboard that tracks the City’s most important financial information in real time. “Inside L.A. City Finances” enhances the Controller’s groundbreaking open data portal by giving Angelenos a more transparent picture of where the City’s money comes from, and how it is kept and spent.

The dashboard is the first of its kind at the City of Los Angeles, and contains datasets and visualizations showing the current balance in each of the city’s 800+ funds — including the General and Reserve Funds, charts City salaries and overtime, and tracks budget revenues and expenditures. Information is updated regularly: daily (M-F) for all City fund balances, bi-weekly for payroll, and monthly for revenue and expenditures. Budget data will be updated after the beginning of the next fiscal year in July.

"Until now, there hasn’t been a simple way for Angelenos to track the City’s complex and constantly changing finances in real time," said Controller Galperin. "This dashboard makes it easy for everyone to see how much money is in each of the City’s hundreds of funds daily, what revenue is coming in and where it’s coming from, and the current state of department spending. It gives residents a better understanding of L.A.’s financial health and encourages even greater accountability for public dollars."

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Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth

Controller Galperin’s LGTBQ+ Information Hub includes resources to help the LGBTQ+ community get vaccinated, along with an interactive guide that can be used by LGBTQ+ youth and anyone in the L.A. area in need of housing and supportive services. The map lists resources in the City and beyond, with descriptions of services and contact information. Users can click a dot on the map or enter an address to find help near them.

"Behind the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness remains the number one crisis in Los Angeles," said Controller Galperin. "A map alone will not end homelessness, but it will help young people find service providers they trust as they seek a better future."

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Controller Ron Galperin