Energy and water are essential to life in Los Angeles. The County will advocate for and evaluate best practices to ensure household utilities are affordable to all, especially as the County and its stakeholders invest in
building upgrades and renewable energy. LA County households are more burdened by utility costs than other areas in the state, primarily due to higher energy and water costs and lower median household incomes.
Water rates vary significantly across the County depending on the provider or location; lower-income residents often face higher rates without ample protection, limiting their financial stability and their economic mobility. As we make investments, we must protect our residents from exorbitant utility costs while ensuring everyone can benefit from zero-carbon, resilient energy and water sources.
Data on enrollment of eligible households in rate-assistance programs will be collected as part of the implementation of OurCounty.
90% enrollment of eligible households in rate assistance programs
100% enrollment of eligible households in rate assistance programs