Monthly Archives: April 2010

DWP Backs Down on $73.5 Million Transfer to the City General Fund

DWP Interim General Manager Austin Beutner and other top utility officials have recommended the Board of Commissioners approve the transfer next Tuesday of $73.5 million from power revenue to the city general fund. Withholding the promised money, part of the … Continue reading

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A Dose of Reality: They’re Robbing You Blind

Do you get it yet? Or are you too numb and defeated to react to anything except the latest ball score or smutty sitcom? You are being robbed blind in broad daylight by people who would steal the last morsel … Continue reading

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Antonio: “It Boggles the Mind” — CBS2 Exclusive

What is there to say? CBS2′s David Goldstein got the video evidence.

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SAVE CITY JOBS — Forget Services and Healthy Neighborhoods

Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Bernard Parks captured the attitude of the mayor and City Council on Wednesday in a debate over $10 million to revitalize the Broadway Theater District with one-time money. For the full context of his remarks … Continue reading

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Dancing for Dollars — Pratfalls and Missteps of the Budget Ballet

Hour after hour, department after department, the worst show on earth — City Hall’s Dancing for Dollars Budget Ballet — is playing out on Channel 35 this week. Just as they have for the past 10 months, City Council members … Continue reading

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How Parks and Perry Blew Stopping the DWP Rate Hike — in Their Own Words

Thanks to John Schwada of Fox News Channel 11, we get explanations — of a sort — from Council members Bernard Parks and Jan Perry — on how they missed keeping the DWP rate hike from becoming permanent.

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Missing in the Line of Duty: Parks Finks Out

I know beloved Chief Daryl Gates was buried Tuesday but the funeral was over at 11 a.m. and the Council convened half an hour later and just before 1 p.m. voted to allow the con job DWP rate increase to … Continue reading

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Come Clean, Austin, Where Has All That DWP Money Gone?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The City Council voted 9-5 Tuesday — one vote short of the two-thirds needed to take jurisdiction of the nearly 5 percent DWP power rate after learning it is permanent, not temporary as many of them, the press … Continue reading

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Austin & Antonio: Good Guy, Bad Guy Doublespeak

In light of the mayor’s scathing criticism of DWP’s management, it’s worth noting what the mayor’s point man, Jobs Czar and Interim General Manager Austin Beutner is telling the utility’s staff. “While I have been at the Department for a … Continue reading

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Bruno, LA’s Watchdog: Enduring Fantasies of LA and State Officials

How could a dog ignore a web site called LACurbed.com?I learned of this great site this morning after being struck by a Dog Trainer post about one of the silliest projects floating around this crazy city. The project concerns a … Continue reading

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