DWP Looks to Raise Rates to Pay for Green Energy

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Last year, Los Angeles voters turned down Measure B, Mayor Villaraigosa's plan to raise rates charged by the Department of Water and Power to create jobs and increase the use of solar energy. Today, the DWP Board took up the Mayor's latest proposal, which sounds much the same. The DWP has been taking heat because its workers are getting increases in pay while other city employees suffer pay cuts and lay-offs. It also makes so much money it contributes a surplus to the City's General Fund.

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Guests:
Rick Orlov - Los Angeles Daily News - @Rickorlov, Matt Szabo - Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Villaraigosa, Jack Humphreville - Department of Water and Power Advocacy Committee - @Jack90020

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Darrell Satzman