Public Works

The Public Works Department is committed to providing a safe, clean, and healthy environment for the City of Carson. Through the design, construction, maintenance, and management of the municipal infrastructure system, Public Works seeks to enhance the overall quality of life for the community.

The Public Works staff includes 168 dedicated and funded positions. The department has 147 fulltime regular employees, and 21 part-time employees. The Public Works team collaborates both internally and externally to accomplish projects that enrich the welfare for Carson's residents and visitors to our City.
Public Works City Hall
Public Works City Hall
701 East Carson Street

Public Works Corporate Yard
Public Works Corporate Yard
18620 South Broadway Street

The Director of Public Works leads four interrelated divisions: Administration, Engineering, Operations & Maintenance, and Fleet & Facilities Maintenance. The administrative staff assists all divisions with various activities. All Divisions' activities generate solutions to strengthen and enhance Carson's infrastructure.

The Administration Division is responsible for the overall direction and coordination of the Department. Administrative management includes developing the General Fund budget, managing personnel, and training opportunities, securing, and implementing grant programs and overseeing the development and implementation of short and long-term goals that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department.

The Engineering Division serves as the foundation of a modern Public Works department and is responsible for assisting the Administration, Operations & Maintenance, and Fleet & Facilities Maintenance Divisions with project management and specialized design and construction skills. A primary purpose of our Engineering Team is to determine which studies are necessary to inform the department on deficiencies, regulatory requirements, compliance, cost effective and prudent approaches, and strategic plans. These pursuits inform and guide our executive management team and the City Council in determining project priority.

The Operations and Street Maintenance Division is one half of Public Works' operations at the Corporate Yard. This division is responsible for maintaining infrastructure within the public right of way (ROW) to ensure public safety.

The Fleet & Facilities Maintenance Division is the second half of Public Works' operations at the Corporate Yard. It is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the municipal and park facilities in addition to the City's fleet vehicles and heavy equipment. These services enhance the cleanliness of the city, enable the safe use of public spaces, and provide greenery to increase the beautification of the city.


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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