LA Observed: Can Big Data improve City Hall? by KCRW published on 2013/08/20 01:48:32 +0000 New LA City Controller Ron Galperin is using some tools at his disposal to gather information that’s germane to his job. Galperin’s using a huge database to make comparisons of city spending, including salaries at departments across LA. And that’s shedding some light on how tax dollars are being spent here in the nation’s second largest city. Kevin Roderick from LA Observed joins KCRW's Steve Chiotakis to discuss the use of data to bring accountability and transparency to City Hall.