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.
|2021 Agendas||Supporting Documents||2021 Minutes|
|September 24||Item 4a
|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)|
|2019 Agendas||Supporting Documents||2019 Minutes|
|December 3||Item 4b
|December 3 (draft)|
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.
Rate Fairness Board Roster
|Member Name||Title||Qualification||Appointed By|
|Howard Ash||Chair||Residential City Retail Customer||Board of Supervisors|
|Anna Van Degna||Member||Deputy Director||Controller's Office|
|Adam Nguyen||Member||Board Member||City Administrator or designee|
|Edward de Asis||Member||Board Member||Controller's Office|
|Vacant||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. 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.
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.
Finance and Planning Director
Adam Nguyen is the Finance and Planning Director for the City Administrator's Office, where he oversees finance, policy analysis, performance measurement, and IT project management for 25+ city departments and programs. Previously he worked for San Francisco's Human Services Agency as a finance manager and analyst. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from U.C. Berkeley, and Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Santa Cruz. Prior to graduate school, Adam served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya in the Public Health Sector – Water and Sanitation.
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.