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What We Do in Public Works

  • The Department of Public Works is responsible for the design, improvement and maintenance of the City of Sausalito's public infrastructure. Public infrastructure includes:
    • Streets and Sidewalks
    • Stairs and steps
    • Pathways
    • Parking lots
    • Rights of way
    • Trees
    • Parks, creeks, and shorelines
    • Sanitary sewers and storm drains
    • Public buildings and structures
    • Streetlights and traffic signals
  • We facilitate environmental compliance (including stormwater pollution prevention), sustainability, protection of trees and floodplain administration
  • We are a key responding agency in emergencies involving our infrastructure — as well as weather-related and other disasters — with the potential for adverse impacts to public health or the environment
  • We are responsible for coordinating the efforts of the City of Sausalito to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and investigating any Disabled Access Complaints; Director of Public Works Jonathon Goldman is the City's ADA coordinator

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Engineering Division:
    • Design and deliver Capital Improvement Projects for the City of Sausalito
    • Issue RFPs for capital improvement projects as well as technical and other specialized services
    • Prepare bid documents and Bid Notices and oversee the bid process for capital improvement projects
    • Provide staff support to the City Council, as well as the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Sustainability Commission
    • Provide staff support to the Planning Commission and Historic Landmarks Board through the Community Development Department
    • Provide staff support to Community Development in administering contract City Surveyor services, contract geotechnical engineering peer review, grading permits and Stormwater Permit Compliance for private development applications -- including reviewing and recommending conditions or approval for planning applications
    • Issue Encroachment Permits for site and frontage public improvements
    • Support Community Development by ensuring compliance with the conditions of zoning permits, and with design plan check and building permit inspections related to site and frontage public improvements
    • Issue Grading Permits for projects disturbing 50 or more cubic yards of earth or more
    • Monitor and prepare for the effects of Sea Level Rise and perform the responsibilities of the City of Sausalito Floodplain Administrator
    • Supervise the contractor responsible for Garbage and Recycling and Street Sweeping in Sausalito
    • Maintain archival records of City infrastructure
  • Maintenance Division:
    • Perform maintenance work to City infrastructure, including when residents Report Potholes and Other Maintenance Issues with public streets, parks, open spaces, sidewalks, curb ramps, on-street parking stalls, regulatory, guide and other signs, and other facilities
    • Supervise the work of the contractors responsible for Streetlight Maintenance and Traffic Signal Maintenance.
    • Make Sand and Sandbags available for residents to help prevent flooding during the rainy season
    • Work with the Department of Parks and Recreation to maintain City Parks and Recreational Facilities
    • Maintain stormwater collection infrastructure and contribute to Stormwater Permit compliance and reporting 
    • Maintain the City's Turney Street Boat Ramp and Dinghy Dock
    • Maintain the City's Parking Lots in conjunction with the Parking Services Division of the Sausalito Police Department
  • Sanitary Sewer Division:
    • Respond to reports of  Sanitary Sewer Overflows and other emergencies
    • Perform Sanitary Sewer Lateral Inspections related to repairs, replacement and new installations of exterior sewer laterals, sewer ejection systems, and hydro mechanical and gravity grease interceptors
    • Review applications for assisting with the expense of Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair and Replacement on private property
    • Perform and/or supervise routine maintenance and repairs to public sewers
    • Perform plan set reviews and facilitate meet and confer sessions with property owners, architects, engineers, realtors and contractors in City offices
    • Contribute to Sanitary Sewer permit compliance and reporting

Hours of Operation

  • Corporation Yard and Maintenance Division (530 Nevada Street): Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Administration and Engineering and Sewer Divisions (420 Litho Street): Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Questions

  • Any questions about the Public Works Department or a project related to Public Works may be directed to (415) 289-4106 or publicworks@sausalito.gov
  • Please see our Staff Directory for the contact information of individual staff members