We are committed to providing you with outstanding, reliable, and efficient service while keeping our rates affordable. Since 2002, the Rate Fairness Board has been reviewing and advising us on rate matters. This group consists of appointed members including local residents and business owners.
During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) emergency, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Rate Fairness Board’s regular meeting room at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, is closed. The Board and SFPUC staff will convene Rate Fairness Board meetings remotely by teleconference.
For instructions on how to view the meeting online and make comment, please refer to the agenda for each meeting.
The current rate package was developed through a series of public meetings by staff with the input, guidance and review of the Rate Fairness Board, an advisory group of ratepayers and City financial officers created under the voter-approved Proposition E (2002) to ensure rate stability, fairness and affordability.
Meetings and Minutes
|2022 Agendas||Supporting Documents||2022 Minutes|
|May 16||Item 3|
|May 11||Item 3
|April 22||Item 2
|April 22 (draft minutes)|
|April 8||Item 3
|April 8 (approved)|
|March 18||Item 2
|March 18 (approved)|
|February 4||Item 2
|February 4 (approved)|
More Agendas/Minutes, Service Studies
2021 Agendas Supporting Documents 2021 Minutes November 12 Item 5a November 12 (approved) September 24 Item 4a
September 24 (approved) July 30 July 30 (approved) April 23 Item 4a
April 23 (approved) 2020 Agendas Supporting Documents 2020 Minutes December 21 Item 4a
December 21 (approved) October 9 Item 6
October 9 (approved)
Requests for additional documents, agendas or minutes can be sent to RFB Secretary Yvonne Rodriguez at email@example.com.
To be added to the email notification list for meetings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rate Fairness Board Roster
|Member Name||Title||Qualification||Appointed By|
|Howard Ash||Chair||Residential City Retail Customer||Board of Supervisors|
|Vishal Trivedi||Member||Financial Analyst of Office of Public Finance||Controller's Office|
|Trisha McMahon||Member||Budget and Planning Manager of Office
of the City Administrator
|City Administrator or designee|
|Edward de Asis||Member||Board Member||Controller's Office|
|Reese Isbell||Member||Residential City Retail Customer||Mayor's Office|
|Vacant||Member||City Retail Small Business Customer||Board of Supervisors|
|Vacant||Member||City Retail Large Business Customer||Mayor's Office|
Interested applicants for the vacancies on our Rate Fairness Board should visit the SF Board of Supervisors site.
Chair and Residential Ratepayer
Howard Ash is an energy & utilities economist with over 25 years of experience in industry, government and consulting. Currently with Chevron, his career includes stints with the U.S. Department of Energy, Pacific Gas Transmission Company and the World Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale and a Master of Science in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford.
Edward de Asis
Assistant Citywide Budget Manager
Edward de Asis is the Assistant Citywide Budget Manager for the Office of the Controller, where he assists with preparation of the city’s Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinances, monitoring budgetary compliance by city departments, and co-authoring of the Six and Nine-Month Budget Status Reports and Five Year Financial Plan. Previously, he worked for the San Francisco Department of Child Support Services assuming the role of finance manager and for the San Francisco Department of Public Health as a grant accountant. He holds Masters degrees in Finance, Accountancy, and Financial Planning from Golden Gate University; a Master of Science in Software Engineering and Database Technologies from Regis University; and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. Prior to joining the city as a 1649 Accountant Intern, Edward taught in academia and conducted STEM research for NASA.
Residential City Retail Customer
Reese Aaron Isbell has an extensive background in government relations, legislative affairs, and community activism. Among his most recent roles, he oversaw the successful passage of the 2020 San Francisco Health and Recovery Bond on the Citywide ballot as Campaign Manager, advised the biotech industry statewide as Director of Local Government and Community Relations for the California Life Sciences Association, specialized in public relations for high-growth tech startups worldwide, and served nine years as a consultant for former state Senator Mark Leno in both the Assembly and Senate. He was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2021 as a Member of the Board of Barbering & Cosmetology in the California Department of Consumer Affairs and previously served as a Commissioner appointed by Mayor London Breed on the San Francisco Residential Stabilization & Arbitration Board (Rent Board). He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.
Financial Analyst of Office of Public Finance
Vishal Trivedi has been with the City and County of San Francisco since 2007. He has served in his current role as a financial analyst with the Controller’s Office of Public Finance since February of 2014. Prior to joining the Controller’s Office, he worked as an aviation planner at San Francisco International Airport for over six years. Vishal began his public sector career as a finance intern with the City of Los Angeles, working on budget issues for their Department of Recreation and Parks. As an analyst with the Office of Public Finance, Vishal has worked on billions of dollars of debt transactions, and administers a general obligation bond portfolio of over $2 billion in currently outstanding debt. Vishal has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, as well Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in International Relations degrees from Syracuse University.
Budget and Planning Manager
Trisha McMahon is the Budget & Planning Manager for the City Administrator's Office, where she helps guide fiscal and operational decisions with data analysis and visualization, best practice research, and performance measurement. Prior to joining the City and County of San Francisco, Trisha worked as a policy analyst for seven years at a small public policy consulting firm providing strategic and analytical services for public, not-for-profit, and private sector clients. Most of her work days were spent building complex programmatic, fiscal, and economic models in order to measure the impact of policy changes. Trisha holds a Master pf Public Policy degree from UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy and and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Arizona.