MASSIVE Constituent DISSATISFACTION Over DWP's Rate Increase Proposal (A Shady-Fastball by Most Accounts)
It’s been a while since ZD’s Batphone has been ringing off the hook from such a diverse cross-section of Los Angeles. And that’s when ZD knows he has to try and put his massive A.D.D. in check, and try and buckle down to compile all the info and present it to the community.
WHY? There is still time to get involved and find out more about the rate increase hike proposed by the shadiest of shady rackets in town, the DWP! (Sounds as “gangsta” as DPG…Dogg Pound Gangstas (Snoop’s Crew).
ZD Summary: Everyone has heard about the DWP proposed rate increases (that of course are going to be approved). However, there is community outcry regarding the process; and allegations that if they weren’t so wasteful and inefficient, there wouldn’t be a need for the increase. (But the initial concern is that they blew it past the NC’s and even the Neighborhood Council oversight committee like a “shady fastball”.) AND, of the entire oversight committee, ZD can only find ONE person who is for the increase: Charlie Mimms, President of Great Griffith Park NC and coincidentally a City manager and union president. (If I am missing anyone ELSE on the oversight committee who IS NOT against this increase, and DOES NOT feel DWP blew this past the pueblos like a shady-fastball…please contact ZD. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-928-7544.)
OTHERWISE…CITIZENS’ ALERT!!! CITIZENS’ ALERT!!!
THE SHADY AS HELL DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER (DWP) WANTS TO RAISE YOUR RATES DUE TO THEIR WASTE, BUREACRACY AND INEFFICENCY, BUT IS TRYING TO DO IT BEHIND YOUR BACK!!! DID I FORGET THAT HUMONGOUS GIFT, I MEAN TRANSFER, TO THE CITY?
SHOW UP TO THEIR “BIG SHOT” MEETING, TUESDAY OCTOBER 2, 2007, AND TELL MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA’S “POSSE MASTER” JOE RAMALLO AND THE REST OF DWP WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE MATTER!
Now…Here’s a compilation of some of the ‘email tutorials” people have been jamming me up with. And additional thanks to the hours of cell phone minutes people burned up on my cell phone over this! I HOPE THIS RUINS THEIR DAY!!!
CLICK HERE for Shady LADWP Press Page.
Look at the right hand side for the City Watch article, “Jack and his Bean Talk Got it Wrong.” Oops, somebody took that down. No, wait, it’s back. Gee guys, make up your mind. Up, down, whatever wherever. [Original Sh*tty Watch article]
What is DWP Neighborhood Council Liaison Greg Bartz doing? Jack H. is just a volunteer on the Neighborhood Council DWP Oversight Committee. Got to love DWP. Oh yeah, their response isn't even to Jack's City Watch piece on them.
MUCH MORE TO COME...THIS IS JUST THE FIRST PITCH.