BREAKING NEWS!!! City Council to continue discussion on DWP Rate Hikes
The City Council just voted 11-2 (LaBonge and Garcetti voting no) to continue discussion about the proposed rate hikes.
Despite passionate testimony by Nahai on the needs to quickly pass the rate hikes. The council and their allies from the numerous Neighborhood Councils felt that more time was needed to study the impact on selected popoulation groups, outcomes on legal remedies (City of Los Angeles vs. Everyone Lawsuit) and answer questions about oversite concerns.
This continuance can be seen as Nahai's first rebuke as the new DWP General Manager.
Judging by the comments of the various Council members he faces a up hill fight.
BREAKING NEWS!!, from the L.A. Times
Karen Sisson, a widely respected City Hall figure who keeps watch over L.A.'s troubling municipal budget deficit, plans to leave her post, Duke Helfand reports. Sisson will take the post of vice president and treasurer of her alma mater, Pomona College.
Sisson, who plans to finish out the fiscal year, will be replaced by Marcus Allen, Antonio Villaraigosa's former deputy chief of staff. Full story to come.
-- Veronique de Turenne
Story by Daily News reporter Rick Orlov
Story by LA Times reporter Duke Helfand