The Public Works Department is responsible for development and maintenance of the city's infrastructure. Responsibilities include design and construction of public streets (including sidewalks, street and traffic signs, and pavement markings), water system distribution, sewer collection and storm drain systems. The Department also provides engineering review and inspection of public improvements for new development projects and for public capital improvement and replacement projects.
The engineering staff deals with public concerns including the administration of construction contracts, traffic safety and encroachment permits and maintains and provides information to the public about infrastructure improvements.
Street Safety & Maintenance
Street department maintenance crews replace regulatory, warning and informational signs, perform graffiti removal on public right-of-ways, clear debris and obstructions (including removal of deceased animals).
Due to the January rain storms, Lake Mendocino reached its winter storage target. Sonoma County, along with the rest of California, still remains in drought conditions though and State mandates for Stage 2 (20%) water conservation will continue into 2023. Read on...