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Currently, San Francisco does not have a department solely dedicated to keeping its streets and public areas clean. Those responsibilities are currently part of the Public Works department. Measure B proposes splitting off some of public works’ responsibilities into a new department of sanitation and streets.

 

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  Hundreds of Easy Bay residents have been without water since Wednesday night because of breaks in century old water lines.

SF Public Works Head Nuru Resigns

Feb 10, 2020
Lola M. Chavez

San Francisco Public Works director Mohammed Nuru resigned today. Nuru is embroiled in a scandal- charged with fraud and corruption.

Cleaning up after the San Francisco Pride March

Jul 2, 2019


 Nearly one million people were at this Sunday’s Pride March in San Francisco. It’s one of the biggest events in the city — but, after all is said and done, who cleans it all up?

On October 2, 2017: 

  Did you know that workforce development, pothole repair, tree planting and public toilets all fall under the mantle of San Francisco's Department of Public Works? 

Minesweeper on May 14, 2005 / Used Under CC / Wikimedia Commons


How does private financing for public infrastructure work?

Weekend Go-Tos for March 4, 2016

Mar 4, 2016
whiteelephantsale.org

Sure, it's going to be stormy outside this weekend, but we've lined up some unique and fun, indoor events to check out this weekend in the Bay Area.

http://sfprintcollective.com

When you walk around town, you’re sure to see large posters pasted to construction sites and the sides of buildings. Many are advertisements for movies, records, or cars. Occasionally, you’ll see a poster that isn’t selling anything: It may be there to rally people for a demonstration or make a point about affordable health care. But no matter what the intentions of the poster are, these pieces of public art draw mixed reviews from political artists, store-owners, and city workers.