The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Public Works Department The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Public Works Department



Administering grant programs including the Federal Surface Transportation Program, Transportation Enhancement Activities Program, Los Angeles Regional Park and Open Space District Grant, Community Development Block Grant, Measure R, Proposition A, Proposition C, and Federal Emergency Management Agency/State Office of Emergency Management funds, and various grants for California Department of Resources and Recovery (Cal Recycle).

Monitoring regional issues such as traffic/congestion management, and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) mandates.

Participation in the Santa Monica Bay/Ballona Creek Watershed Permittee Committee and the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Public Education Committee.

Development, oversight, and monitoring of the Five-year Capital Improvement Program.

Coordination of traffic safety issues including serving as staff advisor to the Traffic Safety Commission.

Participation in the South Bay Steering Committee Technical Advisory Committee.

Providing transit coordination for the City’s participation in Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.


- Caring for the City’s public buildings, parks, trails, and street system includes:

  • Administration of public street maintenance and/or improvement through the implementation of a Pavement Management Program.
  • Coordination of approximately thirteen miles of median maintenance.
  • Coordination of 29 miles of parkway maintenance.
  • Coordination of an annual Citywide street tree maintenance program for approximately 10,000 trees.
  • Monitoring and evaluating storm drain conditions, including coordinating the maintenance of approximately 1,000 storm drain inlets.
  • Administration of the ongoing street sweeping program with sweeping activity on approximately 285 curb-miles.

- Coordination of traffic signal and traffic control device maintenance, including painted traffic striping and raised pavement markers.

- Oversight of sidewalk, curb and gutter, as well as weed abatement activities.

- Oversight of the maintenance of fifteen City park facilities representing over 325 acres including maintenance of grounds, irrigation systems, play equipment, walkways, trails, and building interiors and exteriors.

- Oversight of the maintenance of 1,500 acres of open space and nature preserve.

- Issuance and inspection of approximately 175 right of way permits annually to utility companies working in the public right-of-way, as well as approximately 100 permits annually for driveway approaches, street trees, sewer lines, dumpsters, and curb drains, and approximately 50 cell site construction permits.

- Reviewing of tentative tract maps, tract and parcel maps, soil and geology reports, and grading plans.


Administration of single family, multi family, and commercial franchise agreements through monitoring quarterly reports, ensuring agreement compliance, tonnage and recycling and assisting with resident concerns.

Administration of AB939 requirements and the Source Reduction and Recycling Element.

Development, implementation, and monitoring of recycling programs.

Providing refuse and recycling public information and education through public forums, press releases, mailers, and community workshops.

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