The San Francisco Seawall Earthquake Safety and Disaster Prevention Program and the Port of San Francisco have the support of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, the San Francisco Office of Resiliency and Recovery, the San Francisco Lifelines Council, and the City family, as well as state, federal, and private partners, in pursuing the refurbishment of this vital infrastructure.

We are grateful to our many stakeholders, including the Seawall Executive Steering Committee.


Embarcadero Seawall Executive Steering Committee
  • Elaine Forbes, Executive Director, Port of San Francisco  (Co-Chair)
  • Brian Strong, San Francisco Chief Resilience Officer (Co-Chair)
  • Aaron Peskin, San Francisco Supervisor, District 3
  • Alicia John-Baptiste, Deputy Director, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR)
  • Ben Rosenfield, San Francisco City Controller, San Francisco Office of the Controller
  • Boris Deunert Ph.D., Manager of Regulatory Affairs, San Francisco Public Works
  • Deborah Raphael, Director, San Francisco Department of the Environment
  • Ed Reiskin, Director of Transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority
  • Fran Weld, Vice President, Strategy and Development, San Francisco Giants
  • Ivar Satero, Director, San Francisco International Airport
  • Jean Fraser, CEO, Presidio Trust
  • Jeff Cretan, Communications Director, Mayor London Breed
  • Jennifer Johnston, Deputy City Administrator, San Francisco Office of the City Administrator
  • John Rahaim, Director, San Francisco Planning Department
  • John Thomas, Deputy Director, San Francisco Public Works
  • Kathy How, Assistant General Manager of Infrastructure, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Mary Ellen Carroll, Executive Director, San Francisco Office of Emergency Management
  • Paul Miller, Director of Operations, Boudin Bakery & Café
  • Peter Bryan, V.P. of Construction and Development, Golden State Warriors
  • Susan Schwartzenberg, Senior Artist, Exploratorium
Upcoming Steering Committee Meetings
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 from 3 to 5 PM, Room 201 at San Francisco City Hall

City Accelerator

In 2016, the San Francisco Seawall Earthquake Safety and Disaster Prevention Program was selected as one of four projects nationwide to participate in the City Accelerator. The City Accelerator is an initiative of Living Cities and the Citi Foundation that works within and across cities to advance and promote the spread of promising innovations that will have a significant impact on the lives of residents.

The City’s participation in the initiative focuses specifically on finding viable and sustainable ways of funding public infrastructure, including assembling a long term municipal financing plan and public engagement strategy for the Seawall Earthquake Safety Program. As many municipalities begin to reconcile the unpredictable consequences of increased seismic vulnerability and sea level rise, San Francisco will use the City Accelerator to explore innovative financing options for the Seawall Program that can be replicated in cities around the world.

View the City and County of San Francisco and Port of San Francisco project submission here.