Public Works is responsible for maintaining and improving all publicly-owned streets, storm drains, traffic signals, traffic control devices, parks, median islands, City-owned slopes, and facilities. The Department also manages the solid waste and recycling programs as well as the Storm Water Program.
Public Works Construction Contracts
Under the Public Works Contractor Registration Law (California Senate Bill No. 854 - See Labor Code Section 1725.5), contractors must register with the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) using the online application, and meeting certain requirements before bidding on public works contracts in California. "Public Works" refers to construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work (including maintenance) done under contract and paid by public funds.
The application that a contractor submits to the DIR also provides agencies which administer public works programs with a searchable database of qualified contractors. Application and renewal are completed online with a non-refundable fee. As of April 1, 2015, the City must award public works projects only to contractors and subcontractors who comply with the Public Works Contractor Registration Law.