The Department of Water and Power has residents in the Yucca Valley upset over plans to build electrical transmission lines from the Salton Sea through their communtiies to Los Angeles. Residents feel the Department is steamrolling through their community. At a recent community meeting, DWP General Manager H. David Nahai was booed by residents. KPCC has a story on the issue with audio of the residents booing Nahai.
A former Los Angeles City Planner is cashing in on his years of experience and connections to join one of LA's most highly placed political consulting firms. Robert Sutton who spent 36 years with the City is merging his small consulting firm with Berghoff/Englander and Associates. You may remember that BEA is the firm that controversial former city official Marcus Allen went to work for. One of the principals in the firm is longtime LA rainmaker Harvey Englander, uncle of Council Member Greig Smith's Chief of Staff Mitchell Englander and a lobbyist for many public contractors in Los Angeles.
The City has been generating more revenues than it has in years. Yet they can't seem to find the funds to fix the aging Reseda Park Pool and City officials say the favorite recreation facility may close permanently.