Measure RRR

Department of Water and Power Charter Amendment 

This charter amendment will make a number of changes to the management and oversight of the DWP, specifically:

  • Increase the size of the Board of Commissioners from five to seven members and adds certain qualifications.
  • Require the DWP to prepare four-year strategic plans with the Mayor and City Council, then set rates as appropriate to meet those policies.
  • Permit discussions of alternatives to existing civil service standards.
  • Modify the DWP General Manager’s contracting and procurement authority.

Bottomline: The Chamber pushed for more reforms, but we SUPPORT this measure as a step in the right direction. The procurement and contracting changes will have a considerable impact on efficiency and productivity.