Increased transparency into the relationship between LA DWP and the IBEW

Proposed by Broide/WNC on July 19, 2017
Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the October 2017 deadline
Not yet passed by a member Council


The ___________ NC/CC joins with the Neighborhood Council DWP Advocacy Committee in condemning the lack of transparency by DWP, the City Council, and the Mayor; and further calls for a full presentation and discussion on the new labor agreement to the Neighborhood Councils and Ratepayers.


Whereas the DWP Board of Water and Power Commissions approved the new labor agreement between the Department of Water and Power and IBEW Local 18 at a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017;
Whereas the Notice of this Special Meeting was not given until Monday, June 19, 2017;
Whereas the documentation concerning the new labor agreement was not placed on line until the day of the meeting;
Whereas the City Council approved the new labor agreement on June 28, 2017;
Whereas DWP, the City Council, and the Mayor did not conduct any outreach to the Neighborhood Councils or the Ratepayers;
Whereas the lack of transparency erodes the trust of confidence of Ratepayers and Angelenos in the Department, the City Council, and the Mayor;