Purpose and Functions
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Develops and manages the Public Works Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which includes transportation (auto, bike, pedestrian), sanitary sewer, storm drain, and refuse facilities. Manages other departments' CIP projects as requested. Provides development review services and permitting.
The division develops project concepts, budgets and grant requests based on input from the public, commissions and Council, as well as documents such as the General Plan, Beach Area Plan, utility master plans, etc. The division annually develops a 3-Year Capital Improvement Plan based on this work for commission review and Council approval.
Project design and construction management may be done in-house or through consultants depending on project size and complexity. Staff works closely with other public agencies (CalTrans, Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Boards, etc.) on design, construction, maintenance and permitting of projects within the City.
The division provides development review services in close coordination with the Planning Department for private development proposals, to ensure that requirements are met for traffic impacts, sewers, drainage, refuse and recycling collection, accessibility, street lighting, etc. Engineering staff are available during office hours to issue permits and provide public information and access to plans and maps.
The division provides engineering support to other Departments as needed. Staff perform important duties in City disaster response and recovery efforts.
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- Complete the Annual Capital Improvement Program on time and within budget
- Develop annual budget and prioritized 3-Year CIP with public and Commission input
- Explore and develop all project funding opportunities
- Increase the department's project inspection management effectiveness
- Provide efficient and effective service to the development community
- Provide efficient and effective customer service
Major Upcoming Issues/Challenges:
- Completion of CIP projects within the proposed schedule and budget, and with a minimum of disruption to public when funds become available, especially:
- Murray Street Bridge Seismic Retrofit
- Arana Gulch Multiuse Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail and Master Plan Implementation
- Chestnut and East Cliff Slope Repair Projects
- Pacific/Beach Roundabout Project
- Highway 1/9 Intersection Improvements
- Various Wastewater Collection and Treatment Plant Rehabilitation Projects
- Branciforte Creek Bike/Pedestrian bridge and Multiuse Trail
- Annual Street Rehabilitation, Overlay and Cape Seal Programs
- Mission Street Utility Undergrounding Phase 3 (Mission Hill)
- Riverside Avenue Utility Undergrounding and Streetscape
- Landfill Cell 3 Development
- Develop staffing to improve inspection services and project development
- Continue to use design development teams (engineers, planners, inspectors, maintenance staff) to provide input into Capital Project Designs
- Increase the public's understanding of the department's capital improvement program
- Funding Street Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
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For more information please contact:
Christophe J. Schneiter
Assistant Director of Public Works / City Engineer