They key issue, as the mayoral runoff election approaches, may turn out to be the tremendous figures earned by the Department of Water and Power in the midst of hard economic times.
At least one City Council member said a vote will not go forward unless allegations of higher-than-average salaries at the utility are addressed.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power warned customers Wednesday of criminals posing as employees trying to collect money on supposed overdue bills.
Nearly 3,000 residents in Studio City, Northridge, Reseda and Brentwood were reportedly without power Tuesday night.
CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein found the DWP had more than $2.4 million in uncollected funds at the same time the agency seeks a 10 percent hike in power and a 5 percent hike in water rates.
After failing to collect millions in past-due payments from property owners — including from the husband of one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s top administrators — the DWP wants to raise rates for water and power on all Angelenos,
About 900 customers were without power in scattered outages throughout Los Angeles Wednesday evening.
Department of Water and Power officials are conducting an audit of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s huge electricity bill.
Los Angeles residents may soon have to pay more for both water and power. The Department of Water and Power is seeking to raise electric rates by 10.5 percent, while water rates could spike 4.9 percent.
Police are hunting for a distraction burglary suspect who may be posing as a Department of Water & Power employee.
Utility crews Monday worked to restore service to about 4,000 customers in various parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties whose power was interrupted because of the weekend storm.
Firefighters Saturday are responding to Koreatown following reports of a loud noise and light smoke coming from an underground vault.
Department of Water and Power customers will soon see a sizeable rate hike on their water bill.
A street in Eagle Rock was flooded Saturday after a six-inch pipe burst, according to officials.
A water tower sprung a leak in Mount Olympus Sunday, a fire captain said.