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Lawsuit Could be Filed against L.A. For Raising DWP Rates

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When the L.A. City Council last week approved an electricity rate hike, it was done quickly and without public notice. Citing an emergency--the Board of Water and Power commissioners were meeting the next day--the city council took action at the end of a meeting already in progress.

Now, "longtime City Council gadfly Joyce Dillard has sent letters to council president Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich alleging that the city illegally passed its electricity rate hikes last week without proper public notice -- 72 hours in advance -- required by the state," reports the LA Weekly. Dillard says the action truly wasn't an emergency situation.

The rate will occur on July 1st and there was ample time to approve it between last week and late June.

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