Business groups lobby against DWP surcharge

Powerful business groups have played a key role in opposing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposed 2.7 cent per-kilowatt-hour power rate increase over the next year, which included a "carbon reduction surcharge." Carol Shatz of the downtown Central City Association could be seen lobbying the City Council to oppose the plan, which could raise power bills for businesses by more than 20 percent.

KPCC's Frank Stoltze caught up with Shatz outside City Council Chambers.

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The City Council has since endorsed a one-sixth of a cent per-kilowatt hour power rate increase starting in April.