Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for general management, operation and care of the infrastructure found in the City's right-of-way, including streets, alleys, parking lots, bridges, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, traffic signals, traffic signage, street striping, legend painting, curb painting, sanitary sewer system, storm drain system, reclaimed and potable water systems for irrigation, street lights, street sweeping, graffiti removal, landscapes and tree trimming, right-of-way permits and inspections; general management operation and care of City facilities and properties including electrical, carpentry, plumbing, air conditioning & heating systems, painting, janitorial, phone system; the purchase, maintenance and repair of the City's vehicle fleet and equipment; review of development projects for public improvements, review of tentative and final subdivision maps for conformance with the Subdivision Map Act, review and approval of waste management plans; and update of the 15-year capital improvement program and the implementation of its specific capital projects.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Public Works is to design, build, operate and maintain the City's public facilities and infrastructure in a manner that is safe, sustainable, economical and attractive.

Divisions

Administration

Administration includes 8 full-time employees. Administration provides for the planning, direction and control of the operation of the Facilities and Streets Divisions. It also manages Public Works contracts.

Facilities

Facilities includes 13 full-time and three part-time employees. These employees maintain the City's facilities, including the 3 major parks (Caruthers, Simms and Thompson).

Streets

Streets includes 12 full-time and one part-time employee. These employees are assigned to the City's Right-of-Way, Paint & Signs, Streets and Landscape crews.

Street Trees

The Public Works Department is responsible for preserving and protecting the community's urban forest and to promote the health and safety of City trees, from the time they are planted through maturity.

Engineering

Engineering provides engineering design, construction management, project management, and construction engineering services, as well as all other basic engineering inspections and services. The division is responsible for the approval and inspection of all public improvements, both privately and publicly funded, to confirm compliance with City and State standards through the development review process.

External Resources

L.A. County Prepare for El Niño 2015 Website