Public Works oversees a comprehensive program to enhance earthquake safety and emergency response by ensuring that police and fire facilities and infrastructure remain uncompromised in the mission to ensure public safety, particularly after a major earthquake or disaster.
The program also ensures a prompt return of the City to normalcy by seeking to protect the existing housing stock and the economic engine of the City.
The City’s Capital Plan and the Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond Program (ESER) anticipates a series of bond measures to seismically repair our deteriorating infrastructure and enhance emergency response.
ESER 2010 was overwhelmingly approved by 79 percent of voters in June 2010, and ESER 2014 has been introduced to be placed on the ballot in June 2014.
ESER 2010 Monthly Status Report, December 31, 2013
The $420 million ESER 2010 program is comprised of three components: the Emergency Firefighting Water Supply System, the Public Safety Building, and the Neighborhood Fire Station program.
ESER 2010 work underway
ESER 2010 funded a wide range of projects to seismically upgrade the City’s deteriorating infrastructure and enhance emergency response for the highest level of health, safety and welfare achievable for all San Franciscans.
Emergency Firefighting Water System: Approximately 30 new cisterns are being constructed with funding from ESER 2010. Ten cisterns are currently under construction, with proposals under review for the construction of an additional five cisterns. Design work is underway for 14 additional cisterns. Planning work is beginning for nine pipeline and tunnel projects. These projects are anticipated to investigate the condition of the existing Emergency Firefighting Water System pipelines, repair pipes and fire connections, repair a seawater intake tunnel, provide new water supply, motorize critical valves for remote control, and improve the electronic control system. Construction is under way for improvements to the Twin Peaks Reservoir, Ashbury Heights Tank, and Jones Street Tank. And plannign and design work is taking place for enhancements to Pumping Station 1 and Pumping Station 2. Read more.
Public Safety Building: The $243 million project is providing a replacement facility for the SFPD Headquarters and the Southern District Police Station at a new location in the Mission Bay. Construction began in October 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2014. Read more about the program.
Neighborhood Fire Stations. Improvements are being successfully implemented at 23 stations throughout the City and will continue through 2016. Read more.