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News Story
10/11/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO (CN) — The country’s largest water district on Tuesday cemented support for Governor Jerry Brown’s contentious Bay Delta water project, agreeing to pay an estimated $4.3 billion, primarily through rate hikes on millions of Southern Californians. The Metropolitan Water District’s decision to fund up to 25.9...
News Story
10/11/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The governor’s sister, Kathleen Brown, sits on the developer’s board It’s a family affair — and some are up in arms about it. Nonprofit organization Consumer Watchdog issued a public statement on Oct. 6, asking Gov. Jerry Brown to remove his support from the controversial Newhall Ranch project in Santa Clarita, claiming...
News Story
10/10/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Just after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his opposition to the current Delta Tunnels project today, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board voted to fund the controversial California WaterFix.  The board voted 28 to 6 in favor of the project, with two board members abstaining. You can view the...
News Release
10/9/2017
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has refused to speak out against impending tax and rate hikes on Angelenos to fund the Delta Tunnels on the eve of a vote on Southern California’s funding of the project after receiving donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars from farming, engineering, and financing companies,...
News Release
7/25/2017
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today urged City Council President Herb Wesson to name a consumer advocate to the citizens’ committee that will nominate the next ratepayer advocate at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. DWP’s first ratepayer advocate, Fred Pickel, is a power industry insider and former consultant to...
News Story
1/4/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power introduced a new "Customer Bill of Rights" on Tuesday. The so-called Bill of Rights still needs to be reviewed and approved by the department's board of commissioners (which should happen on January 17), but in the meantime, here's a preview of what it might mean for you, the consumer...
News Release
11/9/2016
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — Angelenos who voted down Measure RRR delivered the message to the largest municipal utility in the country that they will not stand for the dysfunctional Department of Water & Power policing itself, Consumer Watchdog said today. “Angelenos just voted for more DWP accountability for $44 million in customer billing...
News Story
11/9/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Voters appear to have rejected a ballot measure aimed at granting more autonomy to the scandal-plagued Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, one of the nation’s largest public utilities. The tally for Measure RRR as of Wednesday afternoon was 52% against and 48% in favor, with 100% of precincts reporting, according to the Los...
News Story
9/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Payouts for utility overcharges, which were promised by June, will not be made until next year L.A. Department of Water and Power officials announced more than a year ago that they would refund tens of millions of dollars to Angelenos who were overbilled because of a faulty computer system. But customers are still waiting, and it will be 2017...
News Release
9/13/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA — Consumer Watchdog today said that court filings by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power showing misbilled ratepayers will have to wait until mid-2017 to get $44 million in refunds are unacceptable and Mayor Garcetti should act immediately to pay ratepayers back.   Attorneys for the DWP have again delayed a...