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.
Meetings of the Wastewater Subcommittee are held the second Tuesday of the scheduled month.
Meetings of the Power Subcommittee are held the first Tuesday of each scheduled month.
Meeting Dates of the CAC:
Full CAC meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of every month, 5:30 - 7:00 P.M., unless otherwise noted in the agenda. Meetings are open to the public and are subject to quorum.
Due to COVID-19, meetings are being held virtually. Please refer to the agendas for details on how to attend a meeting.
Read the biographies of CAC members and find current vacancies here. CAC Rules of Order 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 CAC@sfwater.org for tracking purposes.
For additional information about the CAC or to be added to the email notification list for meetings, please call (415) 680-6683 or email CAC@sfwater.org.