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LA Department of Water and Power Pushes for Rate Hikes

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Last year, the DWP tried the hard sell, threatening to withhold money from LA's general fund if it didn't get increases in rates. Now a new General Manager with a softer touch is telling customers more money is needed to replace water pipes more than once every century and power poles every 145 years. We talk to the new General Manager, Ron Nichols, and City Council President Eric Garcetti. Whatever happened to that rate-payer advocate approved by the voters? Also, Frank McCourt's latest ploy: bankruptcy for the Dodgers. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, election fraud and voter ID.

Banner image: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power hosts community collaboration session in Mission Hills on June 18, 2011.  © All Rights Reserved, LADWP

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner