Posts Tagged ‘LADWP’

Proposal to change LADWP governance raises concerns

May 31, 2016 at 7:20 am

Changes may be coming to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and they may be coming soon. On Friday the Los Angeles City Council Committee for Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods met to hear testimony and take comment about proposed changes to how the nation’s largest public utility is managed. In January, […]

L.A. councilman blocks LADWP move, advocates less political meddling at utility

February 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

In a push to reform the Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles City Councilman Felipe Fuentes has argued that council members should have less sway over its decisions. Fuentes has championed a proposed ballot measure that would stop the City Council from routinely approving contracts, real… Continue reading: – Los Angeles Times

Marathon LAPD Effort for Venice Charity

February 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm

This time last week Officer Kristina Tudor of LAPD Metropolitan Division was pounding her way through the LA Marathon carrying an extra 35 pounds wearing her full tactical  uniform.   Her mission for the marathon was to raise money for Venice based non profit Badge of Heart. Officer Ken Lew from …  Continue reading: Yo! Venice!

Former Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner Questions LADWP Rate Increase

February 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Did you know that every time DWP customers turn on a light or charge a cellphone, they pay a hidden and steep tax?  Austin Beutner, former deputy mayor for Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Times publisher, wants to make Angelenos aware of this in his Wednesday editorial in Huffington Post. Continue reading: Los Angeles Business […]

LADWP board approves higher power rates, LA City Council to have final word

January 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm

The board that oversees water and power in Los Angeles voted unanimously to increase electrical bills Tuesday.  The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners approved a similar increase in water bills last month. The new rates are designed to pass the largest increases to households that  use the most water and […]

LADWP workers injured knocking down explosion at LA Museum of Art

January 10, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Two Department of Water and Power workers suffered minor injuries when they were knocked down by an explosion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles, authorities said Saturday.  One worker suffered a second-degree burn to his left wrist and the other worker had complaints of knee […]

Explosion at LACMA causes power outage

January 9, 2016 at 10:37 am

The possible vault explosion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art caused a power outage overnight on Saturday and injured two Los Angeles Department of Water and Power workers. Continue reading:

Scout troop’s Christmas tree lot gets a shock from 3X LADWP fee hike as oversight official Fred Pickel faces growing criticism

December 23, 2015 at 5:05 am

  In Mission Hills, it’s an annual December tradition: Boy Scout Troop 104 opens a Christmas tree lot on Devonshire Street, the troop’s one big fundraiser to pay for the upcoming year’s camping trips and other activities, like volunteer work with senior citizens and the police department. Every year the scout troop has gone to […]

Hundreds Gather In South LA To Protest LADWP’s Rate Increases

November 4, 2015 at 10:32 am

Hundreds of South Los Angeles residents attended a community forum on Tuesday in order to voice their concerns for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed rate increases. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

Consumer advocates attack DWP overbilling settlement

November 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm

Los Angeles customers overcharged by the Department of Water and Power’s flawed new billing system would be ill-served by a $44 million settlement on their behalf,  a consumer advocacy group said Monday. Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court called on Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Attorney’s office to re-negotiate the DWP’s proposed settlement of a […]

High Heat, Demand Blamed For DWP Outage To More Than 9,000 Customers In West LA

October 11, 2015 at 10:04 am

The utility said they expected intermittent outages Saturday evening as workers replaced a major cable. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

Thousands Without Power On Westside, South Bay

October 9, 2015 at 10:51 pm

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison said they were working to restore power to these areas but had no estimates for when electrical service could be restored. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles