Has the Ratepayer Advocate (RPA) provided an opinion about these rate changes and how can I obtain the RPA’s report?

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Yes, the Office of Public Accountability, staffed by the Ratepayer Advocate (OPA/RPA), has issued reports on both the water and power proposed rate ordinances. His reports are available for download on this website (myladwp.com/downloads), and on the OPA's website. LADWP's water and power final rate ordinances were revised based on input from the OPA/RPA as well as input from the Mayor, the Councilmember chairing the Energy & Environment Committee, business groups and other stakeholders. In response to the OPA/RPA recommendations, LADWP has incorporated accountability measures and check-in periods into the final rates ordinances.