Bernard Parks
L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits
L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits

As an annual deadline looms for Los Angeles to pay nearly $4 million to a controversial pair of Department of Water and Power affiliates, one city leader announced his refusal to sign the checks and another sued to have a court-appointed receiver take over the nonprofits. Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin said on Wednesday that he can't write the checks in "good conscience" because the nonprofits, which are jointly run by DWP managers and union leaders, have refused to produce detailed records showing what they've done with more than $40 million in previous payments. City Atty. Mike Feuer filed his lawsuit hours later, hoping a receiver would impose...