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  Chick, Laura N.
NameLaura N. Chick
Address520 S. Grand Ave., #700
Los Angeles, California 90071, United States
Born Unknown
ContributorSummer Intern
Last ModifedJake
Mar 16, 2007 04:00am
Tags Jewish -
Info The 17th Controller of the City of Los Angeles, Laura N. Chick was overwhelmingly elected in April 2001. Having called Los Angeles home since 1952, she received her Bachelors Degree in History from UCLA and a Masters in Social Work from USC. Controller Chick is the first and only woman in the history of Los Angeles to hold citywide office.

As Controller, Laura Chick serves as the chief auditor and accountant for the City of Los Angeles�working to ensure its fiscal health. Her responsibilities include conducting financial and performance audits of all aspects of City operations, supervising expenditures including payroll and accounts payable, and issuing various financial reports. Since taking office, Chick has established herself as the taxpayers� watchdog, safeguarding the City�s finances while aggressively seeking savings and improvements in services to the public.

A recent Los Angeles Business Journal feature said, �Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick has emerged as a central voice in the ongoing debate over how the city handles its contracts.� As the May 2004 Los Angeles Magazine states, �Where others couch and evade, she is Ms. Blunt.�

Prior to becoming Controller, Laura Chick served as Councilmember, Third District, in the west San Fernando Valley, from 1993-2001. Chick served as the first woman to ever chair the City Council�s Public Safety Committee.

Before entering elective office at the age of 49, Chick had already lived a full life as a stay-at-home mom, small businesswoman and social worker. �I didn�t approach elective office to be something�I entered politics to do something, to role up my sleeves and help solve problems,� said Chick.

Laura Chick lives in Silver Lake, and is the proud mother of two grown daughters�Katherine, a teacher with the LAUSD, and Care, a psychologist in San Francisco. She is also the beaming grandmother of Morgan.

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