The Price of Power
Updated: July 8, 2010
Why are DWP workers getting raises, when other Los Angeles city agencies are laying off employees and slashing wages? DWP employees secured a five-year wage package worth $300 million, just as the city was heading into an historic budget deficit. Plus, as Angelenos struggle to pay their bills, the mayor wants to add a big surcharge on electric rates. Find out why power and politics have created a DWP that seems insulated from economic reality.