Galatzan speaks out about DWP at Studio City sinkhole

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Los Angeles City Council candidate and Studio City resident Tamar Galatzan held a press conference September 10 to call on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to create a ratepayer advocate position and ombudsperson.

Standing alongside her on Coldwater Canyon in Studio City, near the huge sinkhole which caused flooding earlier this week, was former DWP Commission President Nick Patsaourus, who announced that the DWP should have an independent audit of the City’s aging water mains.

Patsaourus said that he is supporting Galatzan for city council because he believes that she will stand up to DWP to protect the interests of Valley residents.

Galatzan has criticized DWP in the past, having said that the DWP must address its infrastructure and justify the pending rate increase.

“How can it be that I am conserving energy and my DWP bill keeps going up?”

Community leaders Joe Vitti (Valley Vote), and Candido Marez were also in attendance. Galatzan is currently an LAUSD School Board Member and a criminal prosecutor.

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