LADWP Rate Increase: Paying for a Better Los Angeles

Posted by in #Jonathan Parfrey Posts, #Protecting Our Land and Resources on July 12, 2015

Our reaction to the proposed rate increase by LADWP? Simple: Supporting the rate increase is the adult thing to do.

LADWP has crafted a responsible plan to fix aging infrastructure and meet federal and state obligations. We can’t fix our aging infrastructure without paying for it — and it’s irresponsible to think we can continue on business-as-usual while California faces a historic drought. With the investments in water and energy, Angelenos will be part of the solution. To prepare for the future, we need to conserve more water, eliminate coal from our portfolio and create an energy-smart city.

We should view the new rates as an opportunity as well: those who conserve the most will be the most rewarded with lower rates. –Jonathan Parfrey