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Notice of SFPUC Revises Wireless Facilities Siting Program

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (“SFPUC”) is announcing revisions to its program for issuing licenses to telecommunications providers to install and maintain personal wireless service facilities (“Wireless Facilities”) on SFPUC’s streetlight poles located in the public right-of-way. These facilities improve the carriers’ service in San Francisco’s neighborhoods and provide revenues to the SFPUC.  

Due to last-year’s changes in San Francisco law related to permitting requirements for Wireless Facilities, telecommunications providers no longer need Public Works permits to install their Wireless Facilities on the SFPUC’s streetlight poles. (Ordinance 190-19.)  They only need an SFPUC license.  For this reason, the SFPUC is revising its Wireless Facilities licensing program.

As part of that revision, on January 13, 2020 the SFPUC issued Executives Directive Establishing Requirements for Installing Distributed Antenna System Facilities on Streetlight Poles to AT&T and Verizon Wireless (“Executive Directives”). Pursuant to the Executive Directives, AT&T and Verizon Wireless may each obtain licenses for up to 150 sites during the one-year term of the Executive Directives.  Among other things, the Executive Directives require AT&T and Verizon Wireless to meet certain design standards for their Wireless Facilities. The proposed locations for each carrier’s Wireless Facilities are identified in Appendix B to each of the Executive Directives. 

SFPUC Executive Directive – AT&T 
SFPUC Executive Directive – Verizon

The San Francisco Planning Department reviewed the Executive Directives for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), and determined that the Executive Directives are Categorically Exempt from CEQA review (“Categorical Exemption Determinations”).  The Categorical Exemption Determinations are available on the Planning Department’s website. The Categorical Exemption Determinations may be appealed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  Information concerning how to file the CEQA appeal is available on the Board of Supervisors’ website

If you have any questions about the Executive Directives please contact Mark Torres of the SFPUC by email at or by telephone at (628) 249-7709.

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