The While the non-competitive nature of a public utility may at times create certain disadvantages in terms of expedience and rate of change, other opportunities are availed by way of civic cooperation and mutually advantageous long range planning. In essence, LADWP had two primary functions: 1)to keep lights on and rates low for an ever growing consumer base upwards of 8 million, and; 2) to produce revenue for the City of Los Angeles. It is the position of this report that each of those goals can be more effectively achieved through an approach in which long-range planning through land use is part of the city’s overall development scheme for energy.
LADWP’s integration with regional energy entities such as SCPPA and CalISO, as well as city, county, and state planning and public works agencies, presents an opportunity for regional land use energy planning to be executed with relative ease and cooperation across a broad geographic territory to the benefit of all parties. That being, chain of command and operational hierarchies between the LADWP, LADCP, LADPW, and the Mayor’s Office deserver further attention so as to make the most of existing administrative frameworks.