Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee Meeting

Agenda:

Of note:

1200621. [Hearing – San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Street Light Plan, Maintenance, and Reliability]

Sponsors: Wiener; Avalos, Campos, Cohen and Chiu

Hearing with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, General Services Agency – 311 Customer Service Center, Department of Public Works, Planning Department, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company to: 1) participate and provide an update on the SFPUC’s Street Light Plan; and 2) review the City’s policies and practices relating to the lighting of the public right-of-way, including street light maintenance, and reliability, the system of responding to and addressing street light outages, ways to improve the maintenance system, and best practices for lighting per the Better Streets Plan and other City policies.

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