Wendy Greuel, City Controller, Los Angeles, CA
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Pro-Growth Progressive Idea: Pro-growth progressive tax cut that helped to spur jobs and economic development
As City Controller, Wendy Greuel ensures City Hall spends taxpayer dollars wisely and responsibly by identifying and eliminating wasteful spending, exposing fraud and abuse in city government and works to ensure an economic recovery and economic growth. Wendy believes in doing what is practical, not political, to get the job done and is focused on reforms that make the city more efficient and accountable.
In 2002, Wendy was elected to the Los Angeles City Council, where her reforms created jobs and increased city revenue by eliminating the business tax for over 60% of the city’s small businesses. Wendy saved taxpayers millions of dollars by consolidating departments, cutting wasteful government spending and identifying fraud and corruption in city government. She has also sought to reduce the influence of money on our political process by banning City Commissioners from fundraising.