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Felipe Fuentes
L.A. officials will get to see books of DWP nonprofits
L.A. officials will get to see books of DWP nonprofits

After a series of drawn-out political and legal battles, Los Angeles leaders approved a deal with the powerful Department of Water and Power union that promises the city its first detailed look at how two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the utility spent millions of ratepayer dollars. The agreement gives city officials "unfettered access" to financial records — internal ledgers, bank records and other documents — that leaders of the utility workers' union spent more than a year trying to withhold from city auditors. Gaining access to the records will enable officials to produce an independent accounting of the groups' activities and how they spent...

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