Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the latest deal with the Department of Water and Power will set new ground for the future of the agency. A vote by the city council on the new four year labor pact is expected to happen this afternoon.
Garcetti is happy with the tentative deal, which holds the line on raises for three years and reduces pensions for new hires. In addition, a labor-management panel will be created that will work to revise DWP work rules that ultimately send costs skyrocketing. Garcetti has been saying for weeks that any deal with the DWP workers union had to create savings for the city and taxpayers.