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Los Angeles City Elections 2013

The DWP: Time for a postelection makeover

May 21, 2013|By Patt Morrison
  • A 1960s photo shows the DWP headquarters in downtown LA. Its fountain plumes and modern lines were the latest thing, and the building symbolized the city's control of its own water and electricity systems.
A 1960s photo shows the DWP headquarters in downtown LA. Its fountain plumes…

The Department of Water and Power has been taking it in the shorts during the mayoral campaign -- some casual visitor might assume that the DWP is on the ballot.

Wendy Greuel’s single biggest source of campaign support has been nearly $1.5 million from DWP workers and union members, some of whom are getting six-figure salaries and nice juicy raises that their brethren in City Hall down the hill can only dream of.

And Eric Garcetti’s campaign and supporters have not been shy about making this a campaign issue.

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