How San Francisco Continues its Advance Toward Public Power

After Governor Newsom recently demanded sweeping reforms to PG&E and said the utility, in its current form, “no longer exists,” and Senator Wiener’s bill announced this week to turn PG&E into a publicly-owned utility, the City and County of San Francisco has launched the Our City, Our Power, a new campaign highlighting San Francisco’s ongoing…

Public Power, the Future of San Francisco

At the beginning of 2019, the SFPUC officially started on the path toward public power in San Francisco. At the request of Mayor London Breed, the agency put together a plan to examine the possibility of purchasing PG&E equipment in the City. The result was a $2.5 billion offer to the company—a proposal that was…

Flood Resilience Top of Mind as SFPUC Prepares for Another Wet Weather Season

As San Francisco enters another wet weather season, there are more resources available than ever for residents and businesses to plan for major storms. The SFPUC and its partners will continue to advance a comprehensive approach to managing stormwater, providing customers with information and resources, and advancing the City’s integrated flood resilience actions across San…

National Workforce Development Program Receives Funding to Support Utility Workers

​The United States Senate approved $1 million in federal funds for a new national grant program backed by the SFPUC to support much needed training and career development for employees in the water and wastewater industries. This competitive grant program was championed by the SFPUC and other national utility partners in last year’s America’s Water Infrastructure…

Four Maisin Scholarships Available to Bayview-Hunters Point Teens

The SFPUC social impact partners will sponsor four scholarships for college-bound high school seniors from the Bayview-Hunters Point Community through the 2019 Maisin Scholar Award Program, which has now begun accepting applications. The Maisin Scholar Award, a program of the San Francisco Education Fund, helps San Francisco public high school graduates afford college and achieve…