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Replace DWP union leadership to restore trust

To the editor: Here's a common-sense step for members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, the union representing the L.A. Department of Water and Power workers, to take: Dump Brian D'Arcy and his "leadership team" as soon as possible and install a new business manager and executive board who have no ties to the current leadership. This will be a prudent, sensible first step toward the DWP regaining some credibility with ratepayers, which is sorely needed right now. ("City Council demonstrates the art of the compromise at the DWP," Editorial, Aug. 13)

Ratepayers have noticed D'Arcy's actions. When the next earthquake hits, we must have complete confidence in the efficacy of the DWP.

If Mayor Eric Garcetti can fix the DWP during his time in office, it will help cement his legacy.

Howard Cohen, North Hills

Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times
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