Monday, February 02, 2009

Los Angeles DWP Solar Plan Criticized

Did Los Angeles DWP Director David Nahai pull a fast one when he got the LA City Council to vote to put Measure B on the March ballot without a lot of the supporting financial detail that typically accompanies consideration of such a proposal?

Nahai said he couldn't produce the numbers in time but now the LA Times is channeling Woodward and Bernstein and citing meeting minutes uncovered through a FOIA request that indicate that the matter had been discussed internally at DWP almost a year ago... more than enough to assemble the information the Council needed.

Measure B is a $4 billion plan to place solar arrays throughout Los Angeles, which would be maintained by DWP.

City Council Members are backing away from their support of the plan and accusations are flying. The Times has the entire story: