Administration & Engineering

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The responsibilities of the Public Works Administration and Engineering division include:

  • Overall management of all Public Works divisions
  • Providing professional engineering services to plan, design, survey and inspect public improvements
  • Checking plans for private development to ensure compliance with City ordinances
  • Conducting traffic studies
  • Managing City infrastructure construction projects and Bid and Proposal Listings
  • Responding to public inquiries and requests regarding infrastructure, recorded subdivision and parcel data
  • Transportation System Management (TSM), includes Spare the Air, RIDES, and Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Managing Garage, Water, Sanitation and Storm Drain Enterprise funds
  • Updating Public Works Standards
  • Overseeing Public Works General Conditions of Approval for construction projects
  • Administering the City's stormwater program
  • Implementing the Urban Water Management Plan and Memorandum of Understanding regarding Urban Water Conservation Best Management Practices
  • Testing Sanitary Sewer Lateral Upon Transfer of Ownership
  • Insurance requirements

Public Works/Engineering Counter Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Encroachment Permits are issued from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm only

For additional information or to report an item of concern please contact the Public Works/Engineering office at
(650) 259-2339.

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