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Public Works

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Every time you travel on a city street, take a stroll on the sidewalk, or spend some time at one of the many parks and opens spaces in our City, you are surrounded by the services provided by the Public Works Department.  From constructing, cleaning, repairing, and maintaining city streets and sidewalks to creating and maintaining the urban forest, parks and open spaces, Public Works is all around you. Public Works also administers the Capital Improvement Program that creates needed infrastructure within the community.

The Public Works Department is comprised of five Divisions including Administration, Engineering, Solid Waste & Environmental, Maintenance, and Capital Improvement.

  • Engineering Division - Provides management and oversight for engineering design, construction, and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure, land development review and engineering approvals of private development within the City, and preparation of conditions of approval for development projects. Provides permits and inspection for work in the public right of way.
  • Capital Improvement Program - Identifies, funds, designs and constructs City infrastructure improvements such as roads, bridges, buildings, utilities, etc. 
  • Parks and Open Spaces - The Parks and Open Spaces Division is responsible for maintaining 15 City parks, and 10 open spaces, totaling approximately 482 acres. The division is also responsible for maintaining 31 landscaped street medians, as well as 6800 street trees within the City right-of-way.
  • Street Maintenance - Maintains the City right of way, including streets, sidewalks, traffic signals, storm drains, and administers the Street Sweeping Program.
  • Storm Water Management - Oversees the City of Goleta Storm Water Management. The Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of the General Permit and serves as a framework for identifying, assigning, and implementing the Minimum Control Measures and Best Management Practices intended to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the City and protect downstream water quality to the maximum extent practicable.
  • Solid Waste and Environmental Services - Coordinate the trash and recycling collection services and household hazardous waste.

Maureen Gaasch, Senior Management Analyst, 805-961-7560
Liz La Rovere, Management Assistant, 805-968-6843