On Aug. 31, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council jointly released a report analyzing risks and opportunities for improvement at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The Industrial, Economic and Administrative Survey of the LADWP identified several challenges facing the department, including in areas such as sustainability, water and power infrastructure, information technology, cybersecurity and emergency management.
“Ensuring that L.A. residents have access to a modern, reliable public utility that delivers affordable water and power to their homes and businesses must be a top priority for the city,” Galperin said. “The LADWP has made progress on a number of fronts in recent years, but ethical and operational issues highlight the clear need for greater transparency and accountability at the department. This report identifies opportunities to improve how LADWP functions and serves its ratepayers in the region.”
The report outlined several key recommendations for improving service reliability and resiliency.
The industrial, economic and administrative survey was administered by city leaders and prepared by the firm Guidehouse Inc. To read the full report, visit lacontroller.org/ladwp-audit.