The fund transfers are written into the utility’s budget each year, but
city critics have for years argued that the practice artificially inflates utility rates. City officials have said the transfers make up for Glendale's below-average receipt of property tax revenues, frozen decades ago by Proposition 13.
Officials this week said the utility’s handling of services was in line with city policy.
“Those are policy decisions that have been made by the city …[and] the City Council has ratified them,” said Bill Fox, an assistant general manager for the utility.