Mayor Garcetti Critical of Proposed DWP Deal

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti did not appear to be on board with the latest contract proposal between the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (credit: LA Times)

The proposed new 3 year contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents many DWP employees, would go into effect next year, after another rate hike for DWP customers.

There were no raises proposed in the new deal, but Garcetti wanted to see more done to curb expensive work rules, pensions and healthcare costs.

“It limits further DWP reforms, specifically to the department’s costly and inefficient work rules. The voters of Los Angeles have been clear and they want fundamental DWP reform and so do I,” Garcetti announced in a statement.

The city council on Friday was expected to move the new IBEW contract forward toward full approval.

Garcetti could veto the deal.

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