The Office of Public Accountability (OPA) was established by the City Charter in 2011 to protect consumer interests with regard to the Department of Water and Power (DWP), and provide independent analysis of water/electricity rates. The OPA is headed by an Executive Director who is selected by a Citizens Committee, and confirmed by the Mayor and the City Council. The Executive Director serves one five-year term, and conducts a variety of duties related to the operation and management of the OPA.


Apply for the position of Executive Director of the Office of Public Accountability

The search is on for a new Executive Director for the Office of Public Accountability, and you are invited to apply for the job, if you qualify! Click here to see the job call brochure for this position, which includes a detailed description of the duties and requirements. You may also contact Charlette Starkey at the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department’s Executive Recruitment division, at (213) 473-9124, or email, to obtain job details and more information. Applications are due Monday June 25th. 


Give feedback to the Citizens Committee on the OPA Executive Director selection process

You are also invited to provide feedback to the Citizens Committee as they begin their selection process for a new Executive Director. You may attend one of the Committee meetings listed below, to give your input in person; if you cannot attend, other feedback options are listed below.

Citizens Committee members are: Blanca de la Cruz (Mayor Appointee); Chuck Ray (City Council President Appointee); Mac Shorty (City Council President Appointee); Chair – Tony Wilkinson (Mayor Appointee); Vice Chair – Elva Yanez (Appointee of Chair of the City Council’s Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee).

Public Input Meeting 1: Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM
City Hall Room 1070 (10th floor)
200 North Spring Street
(enter building at 200 N Main St)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Public Input Meeting 2: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Marvin Braude San Fernando Valley Constituent Service Center
6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, First Floor Conference Room 1B
Van Nuys, California 91401


How to give your feedback


What will be discussed at these meetings

  1. Introductions and overview of committee meetings/discussions
  2. Personnel Department presentation on Recruitment Plan
  3. Public input on position description, selection process and related matters
  4. Committee members to discuss organizational matters


Find out more

For information concerning this Committee, please contact Rafael Prieto with the Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst at (213) 473-5706, or Sarai Bhaga with the Office of the City Administrative Officer at (213) 978-0604. Email inquiries may be submitted to Information is also available online at