City Council Approves Modified DWP Rate Hike

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LA Mayor Villaraigosa has been accused of stumbling badly in his attempt to raise rates on electricity in the midst of a recession. Last week, the City Council unanimously turned down a series of four increases he said were needed to keep the DWP in business, invest in renewable fuel and avoid steep fines for not converting from coal to renewable energy. The Mayor embraced a compromise and this afternoon the Council voted on that.

Credits

Guests:
Rick Orlov - Los Angeles Daily News - @Rickorlov, Carol Schatz - President/CEO, Central City Association, Martin Schlageter - Director, Coalition for Clean Air

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Katie Cooper