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Rate Fairness Board

There is a vacancy on the Public Utilities Commission Rate Fairness Board. Interested applicants should visit here.

All meetings of the Rate Fairness Board will be held in the SFPUC building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, 2nd Floor, O’Shaughnessy Conference Room from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Meeting dates are subject to quorum.

2014 Meeting Agendas
Other Materials Minutes
Thursday, May 15
  May 15
Friday, April 4
  April 4
Friday, March 28
  March 28
Friday, March 14   March 14
Tuesday, February 11
Rate Study Report February 11
Friday, January 31   January 31

2012-13 Agendas and Minutes

Proposition E, approved by San Francisco voters on November 5, 2002, directed the establishment of a Rate Fairness Board (RFB) to advise the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on water, power and sewer rate matters. These provisions with respect to sewer rates went into effect on January 3, 2003 and were applied to water rates beginning July 2006.

Specific duties for the RFB include:

  1. Annual review of a five-year rate forecast;
  2. Hold one or more public hearings on annual rate recommendations before the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission adopts rates;
  3. Provide a report and recommendations to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on the rate proposal and
  4. In connection with periodic rate studies, submit to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission rate policy recommendations for the Commission's consideration, including recommendations to reallocate costs among various retail utility customer classifications, subject to any outstanding bond requirements.

Disability Access

The hearing rooms at 525 Golden Gate Avenue are wheelchair accessible. To request sign language interpreters, readers, large print agendas or other accommodations, please contact Lorelei Patricio at (415) 487-5254. Requests made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting will help to ensure availability.

Language Access

LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS: Requests must be received at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to help ensure availability. Contact Peggy Nevin at (415) 554-5184. AVISO EN ESPAÑOL: La solicitud para un traductor debe recibirse antes de mediodía de el viernes anterior a la reunion. Llame a Derek Evans (415) 554-5184.

Paunawa: Ang mga kahilingan ay kailangang matanggap sa loob ng 48 oras bago mag miting upang matiyak na matutugunan ang mga hiling. Mangyaring tumawag kay Joy Lamug sa (415) 554-7712.

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Current Rates

The current rate package was developed through a series of public meetings by staff with the input, guidance and review of the Rate Fairness Board, an advisory group of ratepayers and City financial officers created under the voter-approved Proposition E (2002) to ensure rate stability, fairness and affordability.

Rate Fairness Board Roster
Member Name
Appointed/Designated By

Anthony Ababon

Bond Associate

Director, Office of Public Finance

Howard Ash

Residential Ratepayer/Vice-Chair

Board of Supervisors

Patricia Breslin

Large Business Representative


Kevin Cheng

Residential Ratepayer/Chair




Board of Supervisors

Risa Sandler

Citywide Budget Manager


Mirian Saez

Operations Director, Treasure Island

City Administrator

See the Rate Fairness Board Biographies

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