About Us


Public Works stewards Alameda’s public infrastructure, including assessment districts; integrated waste; streets; sewers; storm drains; sidewalks; street trees; traffic striping, signals, systems; urban forest; public facilities; and fleet.


To provide this stewardship, the department has three divisions.  The Maintenance Division is responsible for the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and repair of the public infrastructure.  For example, this division is responsible for street tree trimming, responding to sewer backups, and repair of potholes, among much more.


The Engineering division designs and oversees the construction of significant replacements or upgrades to the public infrastructure.  Its workplan is derived primarily from the City’s biennially-approved capital improvement program.  Examples include the annual street resurfacing and sidewalk repair programs.


The Administration division provides overall management, supervision, and administrative support for the department.  It includes an environmental services unit that administers the City’s integrated waste franchise (a $17 million yearly contract) and clean water program, and a budget and analysis unit that administers our assessment districts and handles budget controls and development.