Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mayor Garcetti, DWP Union Head D’Arcy Reach Deal on Contract While Dining at the New City Hall North

The New City Hall North - Edendale

According to Dakota Smith of the Daily News, not  only is the deal done, but the final details were done in a meeting between Mayor Eric Garcetti and Brian D’Arcy which a LA Times reporter, David Zahniser witnessed at the Edendale Grill in Silverlake.  And for some background on this issue - here is a link to my Huffington Post story and below is the opening of Dakota Smith's story.

Mayor Garcetti, DWP union head D’Arcy reach deal on contract

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Brian D’Arcy, business manager of the Department of Water and Power union, have reached an agreement over a new employee contract at the utility, a source close to the negotiations said late Wednesday night.A press conference to discuss the contract is scheduled for Thursday, according to a press release sent Wednesday night by the mayor’s office.
A spokesman for the mayor’s office declined to comment Wednesday night. D’Arcy could not be reached for comment.
An announcement of a deal was expected to come this week. Earlier in the day Wednesday, several city councilmembers were told Garcetti and D’Arcy were meeting to discuss the proposed four-year contract that night, sources told the Daily News. A Los Angeles Times reporter tweeted early Wednesday evening that he saw the pair at Edendale Grill, a popular Silver Lake restaurant.

The rest of the article is at the Daily News site.   and when I looked up the new power center of Los Angeles  - the Edendale Restaurant - on GOOGLE Maps - it turns out to be in an old 1924 firehouse only a couple blocks from where I was born.



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