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    Charter Amendment I, approved by the voters on March 8, 2011, established the Office of Public Accountability (OPA) for the Department of Water and Power (DWP). The OPA is tasked with providing independent analysis of DWP actions associated with water/electricity rates and protecting consumer interests.

    The OPA is headed by an Executive Director who is selected by a Citizens Committee and confirmed by the Mayor and the City Council. The Charter Amendment provides that the Executive Director serve one five-year term and conduct a variety of duties related to the operation and management of the OPA.

Citizens Committee

    The Citizens Committee consists of five members:

    • Two members selected by the Mayor;
    • Two members selected by the Council President; and
    • One members selected by the Chairperson of the Council’s Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Justice (ECCEJ) Committee.

Upon appointment, the Citizens Committee may convene and initiate a process for the selection of the Executive Director of the OPA.

Members of the Committee

    Blanca de la Cruz (Mayor Appointee)

    Chuck Ray (Council President Appointee)

    Mac Shorty (Council President Appointee)

    Tony Wilkinson (Mayor Appointee)

    Elva Yanez (Chairperson Appointee)

Meeting Info:

Time: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 2:00 pm
Los Angeles City Hall, Room 1060 (Public Entrance on Main St.)
200 N Spring St., Room 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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