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DWP ratepayers may get soaked again
DWP ratepayers may get soaked again

Angelenos could be looking at higher water and energy bills again. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is expected to propose a $2.2-billion plan to modernize the city's pipes, pumping stations, reservoirs and aqueduct. Rather than burdening ratepayers with another rate increase, DWP should instead help finance the project by cutting employee pay. As detailed in a recent paper by TransparentCalifornia.com,  DWP employee pay is up to three times greater than that of its private-sector counterparts. The average full-time, year-round DWP employee made $114,941 in 2013. This is despite providing a level of service that in 2011 had it ranked the 13th most...

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