Public Works Department Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Public Works Department of the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to provide and maintain public services, facilities and equipment, as established and assigned by the City Council and State Law, that contribute to the health, safety, and well-being of the community and to do so in an efficient and cost effective manner that has minimally detrimental effects on the environment.
The Department of Public Works is tasked with overseeing the structural integrity and maintenance of all City-owned facilities, including roads, as well as the City's fleet of vehicles.
The Streets Division is responsible for all pavement, sidewalks, signage, and storm drains. The Vehicle/Equipment section maintains all City-owned vehicles and most City-owned mobile equipment.
The Department submits and administers all grant requests for street and sidewalk projects and all Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Emergency Operations System (OES) disaster funds. It also manages the design and construction of most City facilities, all City streets, and coordinates all public utility work within the public right-of-way.
The Gardeners and Maintenance Workers are responsible for all other landscaping in the City, including parks, medians, and the Beach Walkway.