Another shock to the LAUSD budget: DWP rate hike will cost $24 million over 5 years
The recent utility increases approved by the city will sock LA Unified with $24.2 million more in costs, but the school district is already working on ways to save money. Solar panels, water recycling, light bulb replacements and other programs will help off-set some of the extra costs of water and power, said District Chief Facilities...
By Mike Szymanski | April 19, 2016
Kayser to DWP: Give Schools a Discount
Here’s an interesting idea from School Board Member Bennett Kayser’s LA Times op-ed this morning: make the Department of Water and Power (DWP) give LAUSD a discount. “In San Francisco, public schools get deeply discounted electricity from the local utility under an agreement forged decades ago,” he writes. The DWP, one of the most powerful institutions in...
By Hillel Aron | May 15, 2013