Tag Archives | LADWP

Op-ed: More reasons to support LAxit

By Daniel Pritchett Last July I wrote an op-ed arguing for LAxit: inspired by Brexit (the British referendum on membership in the European Union), LAxit would be a referendum on Los Angeles exiting the valley while phasing out its dependence on Eastern Sierra water, addressing Native American land and water claims, and protecting existing open space. I pointed […]

 
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Slight shift in annual LORP assessment

By Deb Murphy If it’s December, it must be time for the annual report on the Lower Owens River Project. Representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Inyo County Water Department and interested parties gathered at the department’s office early Tuesday morning for the report recap and recommendations from consultants Dr. […]

 
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LADWP leases – A letter from Inyo County

By Deb Murphy Inyo County comes up with solution to LADWP lease issue …. and hopefully the message will reach the right eyes. The Inyo Board of Supervisors took a decidedly proactive step at Tuesday’s meeting, approving, with some additions, a letter to the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners outlining issues with […]

 
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Richard Leroy Williams: 1945-2016

Richard Leroy Williams 1945-2016 Richard was born in Lee Vining, CA on August 22, 1945 and raised by his grandmother Vina Williams. In 1959, Alice and Art Dumas became his foster parents and moved him to Big Pine, CA where they finished raising him. He attended Big Pine High where he played football, basketball, baseball, […]

 
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More feedback on LADWP leases

By Deb Murphy A week after the November 22 meeting between Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Owens Valley business lease holders, feedback ranges from hopeful skepticism to skeptical hopefulness—an improvement over the frustration expressed at previous public meetings. The crux of the frustration is the one-time transfer policy, part of the now-resolved […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors to DWP: ‘Do the right thing’

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors landed some heavy punches during Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s presentation on its revamped commercial lease policies. Tuesday was Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta’s second round. Monday’s presentation to Bishop City Council was benign in comparison. The Supervisors made it crystal clear that nothing short of […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors talk LADWP leases

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors broke from tradition at Tuesday’s meeting with a discussion of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s commercial leases. The Board opted to draft a letter to the department’s Board of Commissioners asking for lease transfers, reasonable evaluations if the City opts to sell the […]

 
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Report from Standing Committee meeting

By Deb Murphy The most interesting element of Thursday afternoon’s Los Angeles/Inyo County Standing Committee meeting was what wasn’t on the agenda: the Owens River Trail. The project has been funded to the tune of a half-million dollars through a California River Parkway Grant from the Department of Natural Resources but is stuck with no […]

 
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LADWP leases – story and letter from Inyo County

By Deb Murphy Remember that Strother Martin quote from “Cool Hand Luke:” “What we got here is failure to communicate.” That pretty much defines Tuesday afternoon’s Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners meeting. After more than three years of lease negotiations between the department and Owens Valley lessees, a resolution to […]

 
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