Community Meeting with the Ratepayer Advocate
Council District 12 is holding a community meeting on Aug. 23 in Northridge to offer the community an opportunity to meet the Ratepayer Advocate, Dr. Fred Pickel.
The Ratepayer Advocate will explain his roles and responsibilities, and how his process of review works; and the public will have an opportunity to share their ideas, concerns and feedback. The Ratepayer Advocate is holding a series of community outreach meetings in advance of the proposed DWP rate increases.
The creation of the independent Rate Payer Advocate and Office of Public Accountability, which voters overwhelmingly approved in 2011, was the most significant step toward restoring the public’s confidence in the utility and bringing transparency and accountability to the DWP.