Important Documents

Supplemental Documents

Contact Info
200 N. Spring Street, Suite 1736
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Main: (213) 978-0220
Fax: (213) 978-0412




The Office of Public Accountability (OPA) is a City department established by voter approved Charter Amendment I (adopted March 8, 2011) in order to shed greater light on the DWP’s operations and finances and to serve as an independent watchdog, charged with analyzing proposed increases in water and power rates on a timely and continuous basis.   A citizen selection committee was formed to interview and select the OPA Executive Director. In February 2012, Frederick Pickel was selected and appointed Executive Director/Ratepayer Advocate (RPA).

Added Documents
EV EV Infrastructure Operational Challenges presentation to DWP MOU NC group b D. Jermain, Boston University ISE: Date: June 1, 2019 NEW

OPA Report on the DWP Interim Rate Review 2019-05-23 NEW

OPA Report on the DWP Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget 2019-05-24

OPA review OTC Summary signed results 2019-04-12 NEW

OPA 2018 Exploring Low Income and Lifeline Bills 2019-04-12 NEW

OPA 2017 Exploring Low Income and Lifeline Bills 2019-04-15 NEW

OPA Report on regulatory asset accounting treatment for PBoP and stormwater capture, 10-16-2018 NEW

OPA Report on the LADWP pilot Share Solar Program, 9-25-2018 NEW

OPA update on LADWP residential water and power rates, 10-5-2018 NEW

OPA report to DWP Board on DWP outage comparisons to state and nation 2018-07-24 NEW

OPA Report to DWP Board on Intermountain Power Project Alternative Repowering Proposal 2018-06-22NEW

OPA Report for DWP Board on FY2018-2019 Budget, 2018-05-08 Corrected (NEW, REVISED)

Review of the DWP Budgets & Rates, Presentation of Neighborhood Council MOU Group, 2018-05-05 NEW

LADWP Cash Compensation and Gaps with Utility Peers for Executive and Technical Professionals, 2018-04-24NEW

WaterFix OPA Presentation to DWP MOU Neighborhood Council group 2018-04-07

OPA report on the California WaterFix one and two tunnel costs to City ratepayers

OPA report on Single-Family Dwelling Water Use Annual Trends by Temperature Zone and Lot Size

OPA report on the California WaterFix costs to City ratepayers

OPA Analysis of IBEW MOU Proposal CF 13-1627

OPA Review of DWP Budget May 6, 2017

OPA Report on Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget

OPA Comments on DWP Rate Metrics, 2017-02-03

OPA Comments on DWP Securitized Water Rate Reduction Bonds, 2017-03-03

OPA-DWP Joint Report on LADWP Total Compensation 2017-02-03

OPA Comments on Rooftop Solar Pilot Sept 16, 2016

Recommendations of the OPA on Select Governance Questions for the Department of Power and Water

Recommendations of the OPA on DWP Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget, May 17 Agenda Items 25 and 26

OPA Review of the DWP 2015 Water Rate Proposal for the DWP Board 2015-12-15

OPA Review of the DWP 2015 Power Rate Proposal for the DWP Board 2016-01-19

OPA report on DWP 2015 power rate proposal 2016-01-15


Useful Links

DWP's web site on the 2015 water and power rate proposals

The Controller's 2015 Industrial, Economic, and Administrative Survey on DWP

Your Neighborhood - Consumer Information

City Charter Amendment for OPA

LADWP's current power rate ordinance

LADWP's current water rate ordinance