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It's Time to Give the DWP a Reboot

Austin Beutner | Posted 02.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

DWP services affect the daily life of everyone in Los Angeles. The city deserves a public utility that is operated in the long-term best interests of its customers, employees and our environment. For that to happen, we need the DWP to have strong, independent leadership.

Does LA DWP Billing Scandal Extend to Sweetheart Settlement With Over-Billing Attorney?

Jamie Court | Posted 09.10.2016 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

The LA Department of Water and Power's overbilling scandals are epic. DWP is one of the least accountable agencies in the city. When it said it was cleaning up its act, it reached out to a Chicago attorney and cut a deal to allegedly pay ratepayers back.

Four Ways the DWP Union Controls L.A. and Why We Need to Support Mayor Eric Eric Garcetti

Brady Westwater | Posted 10.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

Just when it appeared the Los Angeles City Council was about to rubber stamp the new DWP contract, Mayor Eric Garcetti has gone directly to the public for support.

Son of "Pacific Standard Time"

Tom Teicholz | Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The Getty exhibition hopes to make us really see Los Angeles. Co-curator Rani Singh says, "these buildings become intimate in a way, and hopefully with our exhibition, one comes out with a different understanding and an appreciation for the city that we live in and the level of beauty here."

Frank Talk on Solar Energy, Why I Asked the City Council to Analize the DWP's Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Proposal

Jan Perry | Posted 01.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Jan Perry

Let's be clear -- solar energy makes sense for Los Angeles. I believe the City of Los Angeles can be the leader in solar energy and technology; we have the people, the brain trust and the climate here to make this happen.

DWP Defends Withholding $73.5 Million From LA | David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Executives with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Tuesday issued a sharply worded defense of their decision to withhold $73.5 million f...

Report: DWP 'Unecessarily Plunged The City Into a Fiscal Crisis'

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Executives at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power misled the public when they threatened to withhold $73.5 million from the city's budget tw...

Austin Beutner Picked For DWP Post

89.3 KPCC | 6:18 a.m. | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce today that he is nominating First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner to be interim general manager of the Department...

LA City Government: "Oh, What A Circus, Oh, What A Show!"

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

After much melodrama and angst, the LA City Council has opted to approve by a vote of 8-5 a 4.5% rate hike for the Department of Water and Power.

Breakthrough In DWP Battle

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council members may be close to a breakthrough in their protracted dispute over how much the municipal...

LA City Could Come Out Of Budget Crisis $100 Million Ahead

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As the result of an unexpected spike in tax revenue and a loss of 2,400 workers to early retirement (not to mention a few dozen layoffs), the city of ...

City Council Votes To Increase DWP Rates | David Zahniser and Maeve Reston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A deeply divided Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday backed increases in electric rates, acknowledging they will be painful for customers but insistin...

The Battle Over DWP Rate Hikes Gets Heated

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In a rebuke to Mayor Villaraigosa, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to review his proposal to raise DWP rates. The LA Times report...

It Ain't Easy Being Green: DWP Rates May Rise Between 8% And 28% To Pay For Renewable Energy | David Zahniser and Phil Willon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Households that get their power from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power could see their electric bills go up between 8.8% and 28.4%, depend...

Al Gore Endorses Carbon Reduction Surcharge

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Former Vice President Al Gore has endorsed LA's green energy plan, the Carbon Reduction Surcharge, calling it "one of the most forward-thinking clean energy plans" he's ever seen.

Bad Day For LA: Roads, Water Quality Among Worst In Nation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Two unsettling reports about LA's aging, crumbling infrastructure today. According to a report released by transportation research group TRIP, LA's ro...