A Los Angeles judge made a preliminary ruling Tuesday that Department of Water and Power union chief Brian D'Arcy must turn over financial information that shows how two nonprofit groups he co-directs with the utility's general manager used $40 million in ratepayer money.
D'Arcy’s lawyer indicated that the union would probably appeal. The nonprofits were created more than a decade ago after a grueling round of job cuts at the city-owned utility. The institutes were charged with improving relations between labor and management, and have received up to $4 million per year. After The Times reported that utility leaders had only scant information about the nonprofits’ spending, Mayor