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Citizens' Advisory Committee

The Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) provides recommendations to the General Manger of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Board of Supervisors regarding the agency's long-term strategic, financial and capital improvement plans. (Admin Code 5.140-142)

The CAC is comprised of 17 appointees. Each member of the Board of Supervisors may appoint one member who must be a resident of his or her supervisory district. Candidates must demonstrate one or more of the following qualifications: represent a community, business, environmental, or environmental justice organization, or have demonstrated knowledge, skill or experience in a field related to public utilities, environmental justice or environmental science.

Four members are appointed by the Mayor:

  • one member who represents the PUC's regional water customers
  • one member who represents a large San Francisco water user
  • one City resident who has demonstrated knowledge of engineering or financial management 
  • one member who represents a regional or statewide environmental organization

Two members are appointed by the President of the Board of Supervisors:

  • one resident who represents a small business in San Francisco 
  • one resident who represents an environmental justice organization

The CAC Chair appoints members to one of three subcommittees:


Meetings of the Water Subcommittee are held the fourth Tuesday of the scheduled month.

Wastewater Subcommittee

Meetings of the Wastewater Subcommittee are held the first Tuesday of the scheduled month.


Meetings of the Power Subcommittee are held the second Tuesday of each scheduled month.

Meeting Dates of the CAC:

Full CAC meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 525 Golden Gate Ave., 3rd Floor Tuolumne Conference Room unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public and are subject to quorum.

2018 Agendas 2018 Minutes
December 18   
November 20 November 20 - draft
October 16 - not official meeting  
September 18  September 18
August 21  August 21
July 17 - cancelled   
June 19 June 19
May 15  May 15
April 17  April 17 
March 20  March 20
February 20  February 20
January 16 January 16
2017 Agendas 2017 Minutes
December 19  December 19
November 21  November 21 
October 17 October 17 
September 19  September 19
August 15 - Cancelled   
Special Joint Meeting w/ SECFC August 9
August 9

July 18 - Cancelled

June 20 June 20 
May 16 

May 16 minutes 

May 16 audio recording

April 18 April 18

March 21 

March 21

February 21 February 21 
January 17  January 17

More Agendas and Minutes
2013 - 2016

CAC Surveys
2016 2015 2014

2016  2015 2014
2013 2012 2011
2010 2009 2008
2007 2006 2005

Find current vacancies on the CAC and read the biographies of CAC members here. Additional information about the vacancies that are filled by members of the Board of Supervisors can be found here.

Interested persons may obtain an application from the Board of Supervisors’ website or from the Rules Committee Clerk (1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689). Completed applications for seats that are appointed by members of Board of Supervisors should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board. Completed applications for seats that are appointed by the Mayor should be submitted to the Mayor's Appointment Secretary. Please copy for tracking purposes.

CAC Rules of Order can be found here. For additional information about the CAC or to be added to the email notification list for meetings, please call (415) 554-1816 or email

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