Linda Candelaria is creating sustainability through Pollution Prevention

For Linda Candelaria who serves as the Acting Pretreatment Program Manager at the SFPUC, having a job that protects Mother Nature from pollution is something that didn’t happen by chance. “I have always felt a connection to nature and have gravitated towards it, ” said Linda. Linda and her husband are rock and ice climbers…

Ian Anonuevo Prioritizes His Crews’ Safety Amidst Clean Energy Work

Ian Anonuevo helps to flip the switch on clean energy projects in San Francisco.  As an Electronic Maintenance Technician and Supervisor for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Power Enterprise for six years, Anonuevo and his team are responsible for constructing and maintaining electrical equipment on numerous SFPUC-owned developments in the City.  Right now Anonuevo…

Why a Water Regulatory Specialist Fights for Environmental Justice

As a Regulatory Specialist in the SFPUC’s Water Enterprise over the last three years, Jowin “JJ” Jung most enjoys collaborating with different people across the agency.  She works with her team to ensure compliance with what’s known as the Unified Program, including:  Hazardous Materials Release Response Plans and Inventories ProgramCalifornia Accidental Release Prevention ProgramUnderground Storage…

A Fifth Generation San Franciscan’s Journey in Public Service During COVID-19

“Normal is not how I would describe these times,” said John Scarpulla. During “normal” times, Scarpulla serves as the SFPUC’s Manager of Local and Regional Policy and Government Affairs, where he is the main liaison between the agency, Board of Supervisors, and the Mayor’s Office. On March 5, Scarpulla was activated as a disaster service…

From Americorp Volunteer to Environmental Educator and College Hill Learning Garden Manager

Danny Palmer is the SFPUC’s College Hill Learning Garden Manager and Environmental Educator. An Oregon native, Palmer attended college in Tacoma, Washington, where she graduated with a degree in environmental studies, global studies, and philosophy. Throughout her professional experience managing gardens and educating students, Palmer moved around geographically, working in places such as Hawaii, Central…