Oops, There Goes Another $1.3 Million Thanks to DWP’s Bungling and Indifference to the Public
The State Court of Appeals flat-out rejected the specious arguments put forth by the DWP in a case involving a $1.3 million jury award to a motorist nearly killed because utility workers didn’t give a damn about public safety or the waste of water from a leaking water main..
Despite numerous complaints from citizens and police, DWP officials allowed the water main to leak down the streets in Woodland Hills for two months without doing anything about until on a cold night in January the water turned to ice and a motorist skidded on it and then got hit by another skidding vehicle.
The DWP’s Defense is that its officials didn’t know water freezes at 32 degrees or that it could get the cold in winter. Read the full opinion of the court and have a laugh — or a cry.
Yikes, Does LaBonge Have a Clue to What’s Going On?
Read the Councilman’s Full Newsletter and Ask Yourself If This Is Leadership?
Bicyclists Look Toward the Future with LaBonge
Saturday, Councilmember LaBonge and the Los Angeles Bicycling Coalition
spoke to an audience of over 60 cyclists about the future of bicycling
sharrows, lanes and boulevards in Los Angeles. The day kicked of with a
ride down the 4th Street Sharrow. Read more here.
Councilmember Emcees Ceremony as ADA turns 20
Tom was the master of ceremonies for the 20th
anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (Act) on Monday. The
celebration included special performances and speeches by actress and
comedian best known for her role on 1980s hit television series “Facts
of Life,” Geri Jewel, and from AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” R.J. Mitte. Read more here.