"In a rare sit-down interview, Brian D'Arcy, powerful head of the IBEW Local 18 (the union representing 9 out of ten DWP workers) defends the deal, saying the higher salaries paid DWP workers are merely the price of attracting talent in a competitive job sector. Confronted with the complaints of angry ratepayers, he responds that "...generally how they feel is not relevant." On yes it is mon frere!...YES it is VERY relevant! Los Angeles at this very moment is within days of being bankrupt. The city and it's very inept mayor have increased several fees and proposed new forms of tax increases all for nothing because they refuse to deal with "Fiscal Responsibility". Like the fool who is underwater with a mountain of credit card debt seeking a higher paying job to solve his irresponsible ways, those managing Los Angeles' are going down fast. Let us all pray they don't get bailed out by the federal gov't and set a precedent for other fiscally irresponsible cities around the nation. We just don't have the money to help them. It is time they took responsibility for their own well-being.