Public Works Department
FREE SANDBAGS ARE AVAILABLE
During heavy rainfall periods, sandbags are effective in diverting low levels of mud and rain water. The City of Glendale, Public Works Department provides 10 free sandbags to Glendale residents from the Public Works Corporation Yard located at 541 W. Chevy Chase Drive. For more information, please call (818) 548-3950. Click here
for a list of local vendors where you can purchase pre-filled sandbags and/or the sand.
The Public Work’s Department’s mission is to provide the highest quality public works services to the public and other City departments, balanced through our efforts to maintain a cost effective operation and to provide these services in a responsible and efficient manner. This mission is accomplished through the prudent use of resources, technology, innovations, teamwork, and coordination with other service providers in the City.
About Public Works
The Public Works Department's service encompasses 350 miles of streets; 360
miles of sewers; 47,000 parkway trees; 3,686 storm catch basins within City of Glendale
boundaries; 52 debris basins; 30 miles of alleys; 50 multi space parking meters and
1,870 single space parking meters; 40,000 signs; and 234 traffic signals and 35 flashing
beacons. Maintenance of the City's 600 miles of curb including street sweeping,
curb marking, and curb & gutter repair.
Of the 92 buildings and sites owned by the City of Glendale, the Public Works Department
provides 1.7 million square feet of general building maintenance and 474,308 square feet
of custodial maintenance. The Public Works Department also provides maintenance for all
City Park facility infrastructure, including 1500 lighting features, 56 sports courts or
sports field structures, 33 playground facilities, 31 parking lots and structures, 13
pools, wading pools and water features, and 30 park restrooms, as well as a plethora of
picnic area structures, patios, stages and various other amenities.
Public Works is comprised of five Divisions:
633 E. Broadway Room 209
Glendale, CA 91206
April Fitzpatrick - Deputy Director/Administration & Environmental Services - email@example.com
Under the Director of Public Works, the Administration Division oversees all operations
within the Public Works Department, which includes 400 employees and an operating budget
of approximately $130 million.
The Division is also responsible for preparation and management of Department budget, legislative review, strategic planning, coordinating special projects, and human resources management. Additionally, the Division seeks to inform, educate, and engage the community in Public Works projects through community outreach efforts.
The Environmental Management Section is responsible for management of environmental control systems and maintenance of Brand Park and Scholl Canyon Landfills. In addition, this Section administers and implements the federally mandated National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program (stormwater), Air Quality Management District (AQMD) permitting for emergency generators and boilers, and inspection of fuel dispensing facilities. Additionally, the Section oversees the City’s Wastewater Program which includes restaurant inspections, compliance with City’s Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) ordinance, and the City’s joint ownership in Los Angeles/Glendale Water Reclamation Treatment Plant (LAGWRP).
Sewer Billing Codes & Rates, 2013-2014 (July 1 – June 30)
The Transit Section responsible for the operation of the Beeline Transit System and Dial-A-Ride Program. Also, the Section coordinates transit related projects, marketing, and the Commuter Reduction Program. It also serves as liaison to the Transportation Parking Commission as well as external organizations.
Short Range Transit Plan Presentation
Beeline Transit System
633 E. Broadway Room 205
Glendale, CA 91206
Roubik Golanian - Deputy Director/City Engineer -
The Engineering Division is responsible for the design and management of Capital Improvement Projects related to the City’s infrastructure, such as streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, sewers, storm drains, corrugated metal pipes, slopes, and management of City Facility Projects. Staff provides survey, design, and construction inspection services.
The Land Development Section reviews and processes various permits and maps including grading permits, parcel and tract maps, and encroachment permits. The Division maintains official public records such as maps, property records and property acquisition documentation, and street vacations. It also maintains and updates the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Capital Improvement Project Updates
City Council Approved FY 2012-13 Engineering Fees
The Traffic Engineering Section is responsible for operations, design, and construction related to the Capital Improvement Program, advance transportation planning, transportation demand forecasting, and applying and managing transportation grant funding. The Section also conducts traffic impact studies for citywide projects, issues Street Use Permit, and manages the Neighborhood Traffic Calming and the School Crossing Guard Programs.
City of Glendale Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Handbook
The Parking Section is responsible for the operation of the Glendale Transportation Center, City owned parking structures, parking lots and pay meter stations and the administration of Preferential Parking Program.
For additional information, please go to www.glendaleparking.com.
541 W. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91204
Karl Vogeley - Fleet Manager -
The Fleet Services Division is responsible for the City’s vehicle and equipment maintenance and automotive warehouse facilities. Fleet Services includes the Glendale Water and Power Garage, Public Works Garage, Fire Department Garage, and The Police Department Garage. The Division performs scheduled preventive maintenance for all vehicles and equipment. Staff is also responsible for the Beeline bus inspections, and compliance with all fleet related Federal, State, County and local regulations, policies and mandates.
Integrated Waste Management
548 W. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91204
John Takhtalian - Acting Integrated Waste Management Administrator - JTakhtalian@ci.glendale.ca.us
The Integrated Waste Management Division (IWM) is responsible for the collection, transportation, and disposal of solid waste materials in accordance with regulations and in a manner that protects public health. IWM is the exclusive service provider for the City's single family residential sector for refuse, recycling and yard trimming collection. The Division also provides commercial refuse collection to businesses and multifamily dwellings in a competitive market. In addition, IWM oversees the street sweeping operation, Recycling Programs, and the Bulky Item and Abandoned Item Collection Programs.
Bulky Item Collection
Street Sweepings Collection and Schedule
541 W. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91204
Dan Hardgrove – Deputy Director/Maintenance Services -
The Maintenance Services Division is responsible for: Street & Field Services, Wastewater Maintenance, and Facilities Management.
The Street & Field Services Section is responsible for the maintenance of the City’s streets, sidewalks, alleys, storm drains, sewers, street trees, traffic signs, street and curb paintings, City landfill and debris basin maintenance, and parking lot and meter maintenance, including the regular maintenance of parking meters for the City of West Hollywood.
The Wastewater Maintenance Section is responsible for the maintenance of the City’s Sewer and Storm Drain Systems. This includes cleaning and inspecting sewer mains, storm drains, lift stations, and pumping stations.
The Facilities Management Section is responsible for the building maintenance and custodial services for the City facilities including the libraries, fire stations, the civic center complex, and parks facilities. Building maintenance includes HVAC maintenance, plumbing, painting, and locksmith services. Custodial services involve carpet cleaning, restroom maintenance, and general cleaning services.