How One SFPUC Team Has Navigated Through the Uncertainty of COVID-19

It has been a busy and uncertain season for the SFPUC’s COVID-19 Leaves Team. Since San Francisco’s shelter-in-place went into effect, the SFPUC has seen a drastic shift in San Francisco’s workforce, especially with the City and County of San Francisco’s employees. And as the impacts of the pandemic continued to rapidly change, the SFPUC’s…

Meet Local Students Who Became Drain Heroes 

A few weeks before shelter-in place was mandated in San Francisco, Kelly Newman, a science teacher for middle and high school students at St. John’s Academy, adopted several drains close to the school as part of the SFPUC’s Adopt a Drain Program. An advocate for watershed programs, Newman wanted to teach her students awareness about ecosystems, the environment, ground water, and wastewater.   “It is so important to me to educate students…

Why Zelda Saeli Raised Her Hand to Serve at a Hotel Site

Zelda Saeli’s career has been mission-driven through and through: to treat all with respect and dignity. Saeli, Labor Relations Specialist for the SFPUC’s Workforce and Economic Programs, plays a vital role in connecting local residents with career building apprenticeship opportunities. “STEM occupations include the trades – an employment sector in which less than 3% of women…