Alert! Imposters Are Scamming LADWP Customers By Phone


Persistent phone scammers are deceiving LADWP customers into paying non-existent water and power bills with threats of immediate service shut off. Don’t fall victim to phone scammers posing as LADWP “collection” personnel.

  • LADWP employees will NEVER ask for personal payment information over the telephone. They will never ask you to purchase pre-paid cash cards from a convenience store to pay your utility bill.
  • Payment by telephone can ONLY happen through the Department’s voice automated payment system, not with live employees. LADWP personnel do not accept payment information verbally over the telephone.
  • If you get a call asking for a cash card or credit card number or other personal financial information, hang up and call LAPD.

Safety and service excellence are of utmost importance to LADWP. Victimization of our customers will not be tolerated. Impostors can expect to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Read more »

Wake-Up Call: Be Prepared for Disaster with a Financial First Aid Kit


Ron Galperin

Wake Up Call

Yesterday’s 4.4 temblor reminded us all that we live in an earthquake zone. And while a lot of us have emergency water and supplies on-hand, being prepared for a disaster means more than that – it means being financially ready.

Financially Ready?

In the event of a large earthquake or other natural disaster, you’ll need to Read more »

I-405 Project Team Thanks You for Your Cooperation

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From LA Metro:

Dear Community Members,

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project Team is pleased to
announce the unprecedented 80-hour northbound I-405 lane
reduction/closures in the Sepulveda Pass has successfully concluded. As
promised, freeway lanes reopened to the public at 5am, Tuesday, February
18, 2014.

Traffic conditions were light and the contractor was able to complete
two separate paving operations simultaneously without major
complications. The compressed time frame of this operation eliminated
several 55-hour weekend freeway closures (and their much greater impacts
to the public) from the schedule.

Metro and its partners want to extend their sincere thanks to the public
for responding to our call to stay away from the construction zone and
enabling us to focus on the work rather than traffic. The success of
this operation was contingent upon public cooperation and you came
through for us. We look forward to opening the northbound high occupancy
vehicle (HOV) lane this summer.

We are paving the road to completion!

LADOT’s People St Is Open for Business


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Communities can transform underused areas of L.A.’s largest public asset—our 7,500 miles of city streets—into vibrant and accessible public space with People St, a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).

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“People St is a bottom-up, community-based approach to improving Read more »

LA’s City Council: Campaign Cash Is King


As the City Council is preparing to place a $7 billion tax increase on the November ballot to finance the repair of our systematically neglected streets and sidewalks, ask yourself, “Do you trust City Hall?”

At the urging of Council Member Paul Koretz, the City Council has asserted jurisdiction pursuant to Charter Section 245 over the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission unanimous decision to deny a 50 foot height variance requested by two well heeled, Beverly Hills real estate developers for a speculative 42,409 square foot monster mansion on a two acre site on Bellagio Road in Bel Air, one of the priciest neighborhoods in the country.

But the approval of the 50 foot height variance appears to be a done deal.  On Tuesday afternoon, March 4, the Planning and Land Use Management Committee of the City Council (“PLUM”) will Read more »

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