Public Works

Provide the community with the sustainable foundation to thrive by delivering quality services and public infrastructure through efficient and fiscally responsible practices. Provide for the public’s needs relative to transportation, water, wastewater, and City owned buildings.

About Public Works

Public Works delivers a wide range of utility and infrastructure services in an efficient and cost effective manner. Responsibilities include the planning, design, construction, and management of the Capital Improvement Program projects, transportation system, city streets, public drainage, street lights, traffic signals, City buildings, and other City infrastructure facilities. Public Works also ensures safe treatment and reliable distribution of high quality water and the collection and treatment of wastewater. Public Works manages the maintenance and replacement services for the City’s fleet and buildings. To accomplish its mission, the Department is divided into seven functional areas: Administration, Engineering Services, Facilities Management, Fleet Management, Streets Operations and Infrastructure Management, Public Works Downtown Division, and Water Resources.


While the main office for Public Works is located at 630 Garden Street, the department also staffs remote locations, including the City’s El Estero Water Resource Center and the Cater Water Treatment Plant which provide water and sewer service to over 100,000 customers.


The work of the Public Works Department is budgeted in the following funds:

  • General Fund
  • Downtown Parking Fund
  • Facilities Management / Capital Funds (ICS)
  • Fleet Maintenance / Replacement Funds (ICS)
  • Streets Fund
  • Streets Grant Fund
  • Street Sweeping Fund
  • Transportation Development Fund
  • Transportation Sales Tax Fund – Measure A
  • Water Fund
  • Wastewater Fund

Department Financial & Staffing Summary

Department Revenues by Fund



Department Expenditures by Fund



Department Organizational Chart