A City Councilman's View of the DWP
The Price of Power, about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, is perhaps the most intense story I've worked on in my 22 years at KCET. Delving into the DWP is like entering a maze of numbers. Layer onto that the emotions sparked by the city budget crisis, layoffs for thousands of workers, raises for the DWP union and rate hikes for customers.
I thought you'd like to see how one city council person defended his vote in favor of the DWP raise in December. Here's an excerpt from my interview with Bill Rosendahl. His reasons were very much like those of his colleagues.
You might also be interested in a short interview I did with Brian D'Arcy, head of the powerful union that represents most of the workers at the DWP.