New System Streamlines Public Records Requests Process

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has launched a new public records request system to improve customer experience and increase efficiency. Adoption of the new system aligns the agency with the public records management systems of other San Francisco City departments.  NextRequest is an online portal that enables the public to submit requests for agency records…

Alameda Watershed and the Muwekma-Ohlone

The present-day Muwekma-Ohlone Tribe have called the East Bay home for thousands of years. As the original inhabitants of the Sunol Valley and the entire Bay Area, their ancestors lived in societies with complex social, political, economic and religious institutions that connected them to neighboring tribal groups. The founding of Missions San Francisco (1776), Santa…

Latinx Heritage Month: Culture, Environment, and Metzali

Throughout Latinx Heritage Month, we will be profiling the experiences and perspectives of Latinx SFPUC staff. In celebration and acknowledgement of the rich diversity of our teams and the role that culture plays in enriching our work, we’re proud to present the unique perspective below. My name is Metzali Andrade, I am an environmental justice…

Local Artists Sirron Norris Uses Construction Fence as a Canvas for Powerful Bayview-Hunter’s Point History Mural

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) unveiled the first of four large-scale temporary murals in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. The 300-foot artwork by Bay Area visual artist Sirron Norris spans across the Southeast Treatment Plant Headworks Facilities Project’s construction fence on Evans Avenue between Rankin and Phelps Streets for…