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The City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department provides Santa Cruz with a variety of services including engineering design, traffic engineering and maintenance, storm water management, street maintenance, resource recovery management, waste reduction programs, wastewater management, flood control and parking control.

Capital Improvement Projects Information and Map 

Measure H Street Improvements

Mayor's Proclamation National Public Works Week 2014 


Public Works Department Budget 2015 Presentation 


Public Works Department Budget 2014 Presentation 


Organization Chart 


Engineering Division provides engineering design services, city surveying, maintenance of maps and records, special assessment district administration, and all other basic engineering inspections and services. Operations - Fleet and InfrastructureIncludes the following divisions Streets Division, responsible for constructing and maintaining city streets, sidewalks, and storm drains and flood control management duties; Traffic Maintenance maintains street markings, street signs, street lights and traffic signals; and the Fleet Maintenance Division.

Operations - Resource Recovery includes Resource Recovery Collection which is responsible for refuse and recycling collection, street sweeping, and curbside recycling programs; Resource Recovery Facility, responsible for the processing of recycled materials, household hazardous waste, and the operation and maintenance of the landfill.

Traffic Engineering and Parking Division performs traffic engineering studies and projects, operates all downtown parking facilities, the wharf gate, and parking control.

Wastewater Treatment Facility Division maintains and operates the Wastewater Treatment Facility and, the Wastewater Mains Division, responsible for operating and maintaining City wastewater pump station facilities, all wastewater collection lines, manholes in the wastewater system.  

Newsletter: One Person's Trash

Newsletter: Trash Talk for Kids 

Mark R. Dettle, Director 
809 Center Street, Room 201
Santa Cruz, California 95060

Hours Monday through Friday:
7 a.m. to 12 noon • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
City Office are Closed on Alternate Fridays. Check the schedule (link) below: 
CLOSED on alternate Fridays

Phone:    831-420-5160
Fax:        831-420-5161

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