Department of Public Works

Could Pee-Resistant Paint Curb San Francisco’s Public Urination Problem?San Francisco's Department of Public Works is looking into a liquid-resistant paint that would actually splash back at offenders who pee in public on sidewalks walls and in the streets.
San Francisco Gets More Than $203,000 To Solve Longtime Problem Of Human Feces On StreetsThe Tenderloin Pit Stop pilot program, that provides portable toilets and sinks, used needle receptacles and dog waste stations, has been extended.
Survey Says Twitter Headquartered In San Francisco’s 'Dirtiest' Commercial CorridorThe four-block stretch of San Francisco’s Market Street from 7th to 11th streets is the dirtiest commercial corridor according to a new survey by city controller’s office.
Multiple Ficus Trees Fall Around San Francisco, Trapping 1 PedestrianTrees and branches have been coming down in San Francisco Thursday morning, seriously injuring one pedestrian near San Francisco General Hospital.
Apple’s Plan To Cut Down Trees To Build Union Square Store In San Francisco StalledApple's plan to build a new flagship store in San Francisco's Union Square has been complicated by seven 35-foot tall trees that line the sidewalk on Stockton Street and the question now is whether the trees can be removed to make way for the project.
San Francisco City Worker Killed By Public Works Garbage Truck In Bayview DistrictA man who was fatally struck by a garbage truck while on a work crew for San Francisco’s Human Services Agency in the city’s Bayview District Thursday morning has been identified.
AT&T Sues San Francisco Claiming Violations Over Utility Box Locations AT&T is following through with a plan to sue the City of San Francisco over their objection to the locations of 4-foot-high utility boxes on city sidewalks.
Major Improvements, Rainbow Crosswalks Coming To San Francisco’s Castro StreetThe Castro Streetscape project will help beautify Castro Street, while also making it more friendly for pedestrians.
Organization Wants To Make San Francisco Trees City’s Responsibility Again Friends of the Urban Forest want the City of San Francisco to once again be in charge of city trees and have a proposal, but so far funding has been the main issue.
Parking Crackdown Targets San Francisco Food TrucksFood trucks in San Francisco's Financial District will soon have to follow the same parking rules as everyone else, following new regulations that became law last month.
ConsumerWatch: San Francisco Homeowners Asked To Trim Trees, Some Face FinesRecently, the City of San Francisco has placed the care of trees along sidewalks, also known as street trees, in the hands of residents. For some property owners, the move has proved costly.
SF Public Works Lets Kids Play With Big Machines To Entice Them Into The TradesThe San Francisco Department of Public Works threw open its doors Thursday to let school kids get their hands on big machinery, and just maybe consider a future in the building trades.