Wendy Greuel Stays Vague On Hot-Button Issues, While Mayoral Rivals Take Controversial Votes
Wendy Greuel: Keeping it vague
The top contenders in the race for L.A. mayor have a lot in common, but there is one key strategic difference. As council members, Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry have to vote on issues that come up at City Hall. Wendy Greuel, the city controller, does not.
"DWP needs to effectively demonstrate that they need this increase. They need to look at their business practices and continue on the path that they are on to increase transparency. While DWP has made progress on reductions, DWP has more to do to bring spending under control. DWP must show that it has a workable plan for clean, efficient, reliable power that can serve Los Angeles throughout the coming decades."
The statement went on from there at some length, but at no point did Greuel say whether she supported the increase or not, and her campaign did not respond to a follow-up request for clarification. The DWP has, of course, provided the public with material substantiating their request for an increase, and the city's new ratepayer advocate signed off on it.
"While Greuel agrees with the measures in the Riordan proposal to ensure transparency in financial reporting, she has concerns that the proposal's 401(k) plan may directly and negatively impact the very services, including police and fire, among others, which Mayor Riordan says he is attempting to preserve."
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