Response from LA Mayor's Office Re: Utility GM

LA Mayor Letterhead Last week, we blogged about our vision, as part of the Los Angeles Clean Energy Coalition, for a new General Manager that will lead the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) towards a greener future. We also shared the letter we sent to Mayor Garcetti regarding the ideal candidate.

Not more than 48 hours after we sent our letter, the Mayor nominated Marcie Edwards to lead the LADWP, and directed Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen to send the Los Angeles Clean Energy Coalition a detailed response to our letter, outlining the ways in which Ms. Edwards fits the bill.

Among other things, Ms. Edwards has a long and deep history with LADWP; has shown leadership on pushing renewable energy forward; has a proven track record of reducing energy and water usage; and is the first woman to ever lead the LADWP.

We’re excited to work with Ms. Edwards in the months and years ahead, and are encouraged to see the Mayor’s office take our suggestions seriously. We will continue to blog about our ongoing work towards clean energy for the City of Los Angeles, and encourage you to check out the Mayor’s response to our letter here.