Tag Archives | LADWP

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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Technical Group – Step one in quarterly ritual

By Deb Murphy Monday’s Technical Group meeting gave valley water watchers a sneak preview of the Standing Committee meeting slated for October 27. Following a series of project updates, the group ran through the committee agenda—the standard reports with a few potential land mines. The group, staff from the County Water Department and Los Angeles […]

 
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Walking Water – second phase

Press releases Owens Lake, CA: In 2015, the first phase of Walking Water began among towering Jeffery Pines at Lee Vining Creek and concluded within the vast dry lakebed of Owens Lake. To mark the beginning of the second phase of Walking Water a roundtable discussion was held on Thursday, September 22nd with panelists from […]

 
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LADWP: Kid Crews summer program

Press release BISHOP – Most summer employment programs for young people involve an office setting or a fry machine with minimal pay, but the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Summer Student Worker Program offers an entirely different take on gaining valuable work experience with skills and machines of a completely different sort. […]

 
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