Past missteps by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power continue to haunt the agency as it tries to push forward on a five-year, $6.1 billion capital plan needed to replace aging infrastructure and meet state and federal environmental mandates.

LADWP officials had hoped by Nov. 1 to have approved rate hikes of 15.3% for water and 16.8% for power spread out over the next three years to pay for the additional debt.

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