Measure B: Solar Power

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Nobody disagrees that solar power should be developed -- the sooner the better, but there's a major debate about Measure B on the March 3 ballot for the City of Los Angeles. It calls for 400 megawatts of solar power by 2014, installed, operated and maintained by the city-owned Department of Water and Power. The City Council put the measure on the ballot unanimously, with full support from Mayor Villaraigosa. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which contracts with the DWP, is helping to finance the campaign. We hear a debate between City Controller Laura Chick, who publicly broke with the Mayor and is urging a “no” vote, and David Freeman, a former General Manger of the DWP, who helped put Measure B together.




Warren Olney