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Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP improves energy efficiency, Metro tunnels subway, Brown cuts workers' pay

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Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, public meetings and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day.

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Today is Friday, May 25, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

The Department of Water and Power wants to reduce energy consumption by 15 percent by 2020, reports the Daily News. The proposal is currently being studied and if it is ultimately approved, it will likely add $4 to the average monthly bill.

The Metro board of directors signed off on a plan to tunnel underneath Beverly Hills High School in order to extend the Metro Purple Line west, according to the Los Angeles Times. The president of the Beverly Hills Unified School District said a legal challenge is likely to be filed.

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to cut state workers' pay by 5 percent to help close the state's $16 billion deficit, reports KPCC. State and union leaders, however, are concerned that the furlough and vacation days could ultimately cost more than the current payroll. "You don’t have easy savings in employee comp, because typically you have to bargain those. And so that if you get savings in the short term, you typically have to give up something that may be a cost to you in the longer run," according to a legislative analyst.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

Meetings

8:30 a.m. Public Safety Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Report on problems with the 911 dispatch system
  • Status update on LAFD's Field Data Capture System

10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber

  • Request to form a working group on the Autry National Center of the American West and Southwest Museum

Announcements

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