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May 6, 2001 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN and TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With California mired in energy troubles, Mayor Richard Riordan and his former power chief S. David Freeman trumpet the extraordinary fortune of Los Angeles: no rate hikes and no blackouts. Yet Riordan and Freeman have sullied their mutual success story by waging bitter campaigns to discredit each other--at first behind the scenes but now in public.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2010 | By David Zahniser
The man chosen by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to be the city's "jobs czar" three months ago is in talks to take on an additional assignment: running the Department of Water and Power. Villaraigosa is considering naming First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner as the DWP's interim general manager while the search continues for a permanent top executive, sources said Sunday. The DWP's current interim executive, S. David Freeman, is scheduled to step down within weeks. He has been promoting the mayor's package of residential electric rate hikes, which range from 9% to 28% depending on a household's location and power usage.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2009 | David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has selected S. David Freeman, the onetime head of the Department of Water and Power, as the deputy mayor assigned to carry out his environmental agenda. Viewed by activists as an elder statesman on green issues, Freeman will focus primarily on the mayor's clean-air and water conservation measures, as well as the effort to resurrect a solar energy plan that was narrowly defeated in last month's election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2009 | David Zahniser
The panel that oversees the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power voted Tuesday to name Deputy Mayor S. David Freeman interim general manager, paying him $6,250 per week at the same time the agency retains its recently departed top executive as a consultant. The commission, whose members are appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, voted 3 to 0 to hire Freeman starting Tuesday. Meanwhile, the agency will pay former General Manager H. David Nahai, who announced his resignation Friday, $6,292 per week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2001 | NANCY VOGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Republicans called Thursday for the resignation of S. David Freeman, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power who now heads the state's new public power authority. The lawmakers cited a recent audit, detailed Monday in The Times, showing the DWP's profits on sales of electricity to other utilities averaged 56% last year. That is much higher than the 15% return DWP officials have for months said they earned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2006 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
The new president of the Los Angeles port commission, S. David Freeman, listened attentively as speaker after speaker stepped to a microphone in a cinder-block gymnasium on the San Pedro waterfront. Freeman had moved the meeting from its usual location -- the boardroom of the port headquarters -- to signal that the newly appointed Board of Harbor Commissioners takes seriously the worries of residents ringing the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's largest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY
Tom Hayden was endorsed for the Los Angeles City Council on Monday by Department of Water and Power head S. David Freeman, whose success at keeping electricity available at reasonable rates has made him a popular figure. But rivals criticized Hayden for voting as a state senator for legislation that deregulated power and contributed to California's energy crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2002 | NANCY VOGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate will put off voting to confirm S. David Freeman as head of the state public power authority until lawmakers learn more about his role at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power during the electricity crisis, the Senate leader said Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2001 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While acknowledging that raises for more than a dozen top Los Angeles managers were given improperly, Mayor Richard Riordan on Friday disputed allegations that he was responsible for the botch-up and said he would work to rectify the problem. Riordan said he believed that members of the City Council serving on the city's Executive Employee Relations Committee were the ones responsible for erroneously handing out pay increases to a number of department heads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2001 | NANCY VOGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
S. David Freeman, the former head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, will be named by the governor to chair a new state power agency created in the midst of California's energy crisis, sources said Friday. The choice of Freeman, 75, has been rumored for months. A spokesman for Gov. Gray Davis refused to comment on the selection Friday, saying only that an announcement will be made Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2009 | David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has selected S. David Freeman, the onetime head of the Department of Water and Power, as the deputy mayor assigned to carry out his environmental agenda. Viewed by activists as an elder statesman on green issues, Freeman will focus primarily on the mayor's clean-air and water conservation measures, as well as the effort to resurrect a solar energy plan that was narrowly defeated in last month's election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2006 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
The new president of the Los Angeles port commission, S. David Freeman, listened attentively as speaker after speaker stepped to a microphone in a cinder-block gymnasium on the San Pedro waterfront. Freeman had moved the meeting from its usual location -- the boardroom of the port headquarters -- to signal that the newly appointed Board of Harbor Commissioners takes seriously the worries of residents ringing the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's largest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2002 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As time runs short on S. David Freeman as chief of the new state public power authority, Senate Republicans on Thursday launched a final campaign to derail his confirmation to the $220,000-a-year position. Republicans have suggested that under Freeman, the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water last year charged excessive prices and may have manipulated the market when it sold surplus electricity to the state during the energy crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2002 | NANCY VOGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate will put off voting to confirm S. David Freeman as head of the state public power authority until lawmakers learn more about his role at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power during the electricity crisis, the Senate leader said Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2001 | NANCY VOGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California struck better long-term electricity deals after S. David Freeman stepped down as negotiator in March, say auditors who analyzed the dozens of power contracts the state signed last spring to tame a wild electricity market. The contracts became more advantageous to the state after the Department of Water Resources took control of the negotiations from Freeman and other energy advisors to Gov. Gray Davis, concluded state auditor Elaine M. Howle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2001 | NANCY VOGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of defending the $43 billion worth of long-term electricity contracts he helped negotiate on behalf of the state, S. David Freeman suggested for the first time Monday that the contracts be renegotiated, perhaps through the new public power agency he now chairs. "There seems to be pretty general agreement that these contracts need to be renegotiated," said Freeman, noting that critics of the contracts include Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Hayden has been endorsed for the Los Angeles City Council by Department of Water and Power head S. David Freeman, whose success at keeping electricity on at reasonable rates has made him a popular figure. But rivals criticized Hayden for voting as a state senator for legislation that deregulated power and contributed to California's energy crisis. "It is surprising that Freeman endorsed Hayden," said Steve Saltzman, one of 11 candidates in the 5th District race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2002 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As time runs short on S. David Freeman as chief of the new state public power authority, Senate Republicans on Thursday launched a final campaign to derail his confirmation to the $220,000-a-year position. Republicans have suggested that under Freeman, the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water last year charged excessive prices and may have manipulated the market when it sold surplus electricity to the state during the energy crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2001 | NANCY VOGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Republicans called Thursday for the resignation of S. David Freeman, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power who now heads the state's new public power authority. The lawmakers cited a recent audit, detailed Monday in The Times, showing the DWP's profits on sales of electricity to other utilities averaged 56% last year. That is much higher than the 15% return DWP officials have for months said they earned.
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