True Reform at DWP?
Recently, the Los Angeles City Council voted for three supposed Department of Water & Power reforms:
- Creating an Office of Public Accountability with a ratepayer advocate;
- Requiring DWP’s budget to be submitted earlier, with a guarantee that “surplus” funds will come to the city of L.A. for general fund uses;
- Granting the City Council the authority to remove the DWP’s General Manager or DWP Commissioners with a two-thirds council vote. The council could also override the mayor’s removal of the GM or commissioners with a two-thirds vote.
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