The Public Works Department operates and maintains the City’s physical and natural assets. This includes our “infrastructure” and public property including beaches, buildings, and parks. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, beautiful transportation, utilities (water, sewer, & storm drains), facilities, parks, and landscaping.
The department utilizes two programs to manage these assets. They are maintenance and operations, and capital improvements. Maintenance and Operations includes all activities that occur routinely or on a reoccurring basis. The Maintenance and Operations Division of the Public Works Department operates a City Corporation Yard at 1776 Adolfo Lopez Drive. Capital Improvements include planned construction improvements to the City's roads, intersections, bridges, sidewalks, storm drains, traffic signals, water system, sewer system, drainage system, piers, public buildings and parks.
The activities performed by the Public Works Department are delivered through a combination of in house employees, and external vendors. Utilizing external contracts allows the department to keep staffing levels as low as possible and still deliver the highest level of service.