Posted in August 2012

DWP Ratepayer Advocate Defends Power Rate Hike

The man appointed to review proposed rate increases for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has agreed with the agency on at least one of the proposals. In his review presented to the City Council on Wednesday, ratepayer advocate Dr. Fred Pickel agreed there is a need to raise the price of power … Continue reading

Date Set for Neighborhood Council Elections

UPDATE: Informational meeting date set for Westside candidates Neighborhood council elections in the City of Los Angeles are just around the corner and Councilmember Bill Rosendahl is urging constituents in the 11th District to engage in the process. The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has set Sunday, October 28, 2012 as Election Day for the neighborhood … Continue reading

City Council Joins Lara in Urging Feds to Pass LGBTQ Bill of Rights

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a resolution urging the California State Assembly to pass Assembly Joint Resolution 43 (AJR 43) calling upon the federal government to include sexual orientation and gender identity language in landmark federal anti-discrimination laws, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl announced today. “I want to commend Assembly Member Ricardo Lara for boldly … Continue reading

City Council Examines Ways to Generate Revenue

There was mixed reaction today at City Hall as councilmembers heard  several proposals to help generate revenue and help Los Angeles move closer to a balanced budget. City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana presented numerous revenue options in council chambers today — also called Revenue Day — to help solve the City’s $200 million deficit. Santana said … Continue reading