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Notice of Public Meeting

San Francisco Mayor's Office - Water Stakeholder Roundtable Discussion #3 

1/27/2020, 1 – 3pm, City Hall, Room 201

Notice of Public Hearing

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1:30PM the SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (SFPUC) will conduct a public hearing via teleconference to consider approval of a rate increase for the SFPUC General Use Municipal Electric Rates that apply to certain municipal entities, certain non-City governmental agencies, and certain non-profit entities for Fiscal Years 2020-21 and 2021-22. The detailed meeting agenda will be available at least 72 hours before the meeting at or by calling 415-554-3165. Public comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting by (1) emailing the Commission at no later than 5PM on Monday, May 25, 2020 or (2) by leaving a voicemail message at 415-554-3165 no later than 5PM on Monday, May 25, 2020. Instructions for providing public comment via telephone during the meeting will be included on the published agenda.
(posted May 5, 2020)


During its regular meeting on May 26, 2020, at 1:30 PM, to be held via teleconference, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will consider action to retroactively authorize the SFPUC General Manager’s May 12, 2020 implementation of an emergency six-month bill discount program for COVID-19 relief. The program provides qualified SFPUC residential customers a 15% discount of the water bill, 35% discount on the wastewater bill, and/or 30% discount on the Hetch Hetchy power bill. The discounted rates will be available to SFPUC residential account holders who have lost income due to COVID-19 or the shelter-in-place order, and who are experiencing financial hardship paying their utility bills. Copies of the agenda item including the Program Rules will be available 72 hours in advance of the May 26, 2020 meeting on the Commission’s website: Members of the public are encouraged to submit their public comments on the agenda item in advance of the teleconference meeting by emailing comments to, or by leaving your comment via voicemail at 415-554-3165. Comments submitted no later than 5 PM Monday May 25th will be treated as a substitute to providing public comment by phone during the meeting. Persons who submit written public comment in advance on this item will not be permitted to also provide public comment by phone during the meeting.
(Posted: May 14, 2020)

Notice of Wastewater Permit Issuance and Renewals


Notice of SFPUC Revises Wireless Facilities Siting Program

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (“SFPUC”) is announcing revisions to its program for issuing licenses to telecommunications providers to install and maintain personal wireless service facilities (“Wireless Facilities”) on SFPUC’s streetlight poles located in the public right-of-way. These facilities improve the carriers’ service in San Francisco’s neighborhoods and provide revenues to the SFPUC.  

Due to last-year’s changes in San Francisco law related to permitting requirements for Wireless Facilities, telecommunications providers no longer need Public Works permits to install their Wireless Facilities on the SFPUC’s streetlight poles. (Ordinance 190-19.)  They only need an SFPUC license.  For this reason, the SFPUC is revising its Wireless Facilities licensing program.

As part of that revision, on January 13, 2020 the SFPUC issued Executives Directive Establishing Requirements for Installing Distributed Antenna System Facilities on Streetlight Poles to AT&T and Verizon Wireless (“Executive Directives”). Pursuant to the Executive Directives, AT&T and Verizon Wireless may each obtain licenses for up to 150 sites during the one-year term of the Executive Directives.  Among other things, the Executive Directives require AT&T and Verizon Wireless to meet certain design standards for their Wireless Facilities. The proposed locations for each carrier’s Wireless Facilities are identified in Appendix B to each of the Executive Directives. 

SFPUC Executive Directive – AT&T 
SFPUC Executive Directive – Verizon

The San Francisco Planning Department reviewed the Executive Directives for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), and determined that the Executive Directives are Categorically Exempt from CEQA review (“Categorical Exemption Determinations”).  The Categorical Exemption Determinations are available on the Planning Department’s website. The Categorical Exemption Determinations may be appealed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  Information concerning how to file the CEQA appeal is available on the Board of Supervisors’ website

If you have any questions about the Executive Directives please contact Mark Torres of the SFPUC by email at or by telephone at (628) 249-7709.

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Last updated: 5/14/2020 10:33:22 AM