Felipe Fuentes

Is this the DWP reform we need?

Is this the DWP reform we need?

Last December, an independent consultant hired to analyze the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recommended a ballot measure to overhaul the governance of the nation’s largest public utility. It was the fifth attempt in less than two decades to reform the DWP, which has lurched from controversy to controversy. But something unusual happened this time: The City Council and mayor acted on the recommendation.

Earlier this year, Councilman Felipe Fuentes proposed a slate of changes that he said would result in a more transparent, efficient and accountable utility....