Recently, the Los Angeles City Council voted for three supposed Department of Water & Power reforms:
Creating an Office of Public Accountability with a ratepayer advocate;
Requiring DWP’s budget to be submitted earlier, with a guarantee that “surplus” funds will come to the city of L.A. for general fund uses;
Granting the City Council the authority to remove the DWP’s General Manager or DWP Commissioners with a two-thirds council vote. The council could also override the mayor’s removal of the GM or commissioners with a two-thirds vote.