About Public Works

Public Works Organization Chart
FY 23/24 Vision
Public Works Machine Photo
In March 2021, Carson City Council created a new vision and mission to plan for a better future for its citizens. Public Works is currently evaluating how to best implement these beneficial changes. The main objective of the department is to be proactive in assessing the value, in addition to the costs, of its projects and programs. Public Works seeks to reach a high-level of quality service by planning effective operations to overcome anticipated issues and challenges.

The role of Public Works, and its importance to the city's operations, are road maintenance and safety, median beautification, planning, and implementing the required components for economic development.

Public Works 405 Freeway Photo
In FY 2023-24, Public Works will be analyzing both the current conditions of the city, and how to achieve the short and long-term goals and objectives outlined in the new vision. These goals and objectives are specifically related to infrastructure, bike lanes, facility upgrades, street repair and maintenance, and landscape maintenance.
In some cases, this may involve finding new grants for Carson, and in others, it may involve completing studies that will provide the vision and incentives for the future. Considering the City is now 55 years old, in FY 2023-24, Public Works will focus on the evaluation & remediation of the deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs of Carson. These projects involve streets, sidewalks, medians, buildings, turf, trees, and utilities.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Enhance Public Works website
  • Evaluate internal software systems
  • Identify and implement traffic signal improvements throughout the city
  • Complete the conversion of approximately 7,000 utility-owned streetlights to LEDs
  • Determine drought-proof requirements by working with local and regional agencies
  • Recommend updates to city ordinances, policies and procedures related to Public Works
  • Develop a multi-year fleet replacement plan that prioritizes the transition to electric vehicles
  • Develop a targeted grant program for city activities with the goal of securing additional grant funding
  • Establish a Small and Disadvantaged Business Framework and set requirements for inclusion in projects
  • Develop a plan to transition certain components of our diesel and gas- powered equipment to electric versions
  • Continue to share and participate in the Clean Power Alliance program and advocate benefits to the community
  • Develop master plans for landscape, street maintenance, fiber networks, utilities, recycled water, asset management, sidewalks, and stormwater compliance

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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