Emergency Firefighting Water System
Police District Stations & Infrastructure
Motorcycle Police and Crime Lab
Medical Examiner Facility
ESER 2014 is the next phase of the ESER program that began in 2010. It will pay for repairs and improvements that will allow San Francisco to more quickly and effectively respond to a major earthquake or disaster.
Keeping San Francisco's first responders operable
The $400 million Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond (ESER 2014) continues the work of the ESER program to enhance earthquake safety and the City’s emergency response capabilities by ensuring that police and fire facilities and infrastructure are in operation after a major earthquake or disaster. This means:
Seismically upgrading neighborhood firehouses. Many neighborhood firehouses and police facilities are seismically unsafe and could significantly delay or stall emergency response in a major disaster.
Repairing the City’s emergency firefighting water system. The system built in the aftermath of 1906 Great Earthquake is deteriorating and subject to failure – and in fact broke during the 1989 earthquake. The bond will repair and improve the reservoirs and pump stations and add more functional underground storage tanks so fire fighters will have the water they need to respond effectively.
Seismically upgrading police district stations and infrastructure. Many district police
facilities are seismically unsafe. There is an urgent need to make improvements as most of the police facilities do not fully meet the needs of effective police operations.
Safeguarding the City’s motorcycle police and crime lab. Currently housed in the deficient Hall of Justice, San Francisco’s fleet of motorcycle police and forensic services division would provide essential services in the event of a major disaster. This bond will relocate and seismically upgrade their police facilities to function effectively during and after natural disasters and other calamities when emergency response capabilities will be critical.
Relocating and seismically upgrading the medical examiner’s facility. Also housed in the deficient Hall of Justice, the medical examiner facilities would be designed for the preservation of evidence and proper storage facilities following a major catastrophe, providing a seismically safe structure and morgue necessary for citywide emergency response capabilities by the medical examiner.