Engineering Division

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Engineering Division Overview


  • The Engineering Division serves to plan, design and construct improvements to public facilities and infrastructure
  • Plan and construct improvements to City streets, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, parks, storm drains, creeks, and public buildings
  • Provide quality design review and inspection services for residents, developers, private contractors, and utility companies and ensure compliance with local regulations and design standards
  • Plan and implement safe, efficient, and accessible movements for all modes of travel in the City, including pedestrians, bicycles, vehicles, transit, and persons of all ages and abilities

Engineering Division Programs & Plans