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  • The Board of Public Works performs responsibilities of general manager for the Department of Public Works.
  • The Bureau of Contract Administration protects the city's public interest by ensuring that all Public Works projects are constructed and administered in accordance with the plans, specifications, contract provisions, state and federal laws, and safety provisions necessary to achieve a quality and beneficial product.
  • The Bureau of Engineering oversees the design and construction of municipal facilities and private developments affecting the public right of way.
  • The Bureau of Sanitation is responsible for the collection, treatment and recycling of sewage from homes and businesses throughout the greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, and for 29 other cities and agencies on a contractual basis.
  • The Bureau of Street Lighting is responsible for engineering design, construction, maintenance and repair of the city's street lighting system.
  • The Bureau of Street Services is responsible for the maintenance of improved streets, alleys, medians and sidewalks.  The Bureau also provides maintenance for unimproved roadways and alleys, abates and removes weeds as well as illegally dumped debris and other hazards.
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The Department of Public Works is the City's third largest department and is comprised of a staff of more than 5,000 employees who are responsible for the construction, renovation, and operation of City facilities and infrastructure, as well as the delivery of public safety and environmental programs.

In partnership with private contractors, the Department builds and maintains public projects such as libraries, fire stations, police stations, animal facilities, streets, bridges, streetlights, water treatment plants, sewers and sidewalks, and provides essential public services like street tree maintenance, recycling and solid waste management.


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