Important Documents

Supplemental Documents

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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).

Career Opportunity

Search open for Utility Rates & Policy Specialists I, II, III at OPA

Recently Added Documents

OPA Comments on Rooftop Solar Pilot Sept 16, 2016 NEW

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