SAN FRANCISCO — A disagreement between Los Angeles Mayor Antonio ­Villaraigosa and City Council members over the size of an electric rate increase at the city utility turned into a standoff last week — meaning there will be no rate increase at all for now.

The management at the Los ­Angeles Department of Water and Power — overseen by a mayor-appointed board — had been seeking to change a quarterly cost-adjustment formula in a way that would have increased rates by 22% over the next year.

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