Department of Public Works

FY 2015-17 Performance Report


Department Mission Statement

The Department of Public Works provides efficient, economical and responsive infrastructure systems and maintenance; facility engineering, design, development and maintenance; utilities and environmental services to San Mateo County. Services ensure safe, cost effective, accessible and attractive County facilities.  

Electricity Usage

Pavement Condition Index


The Pavement Condition  Index 

and Road Funding Challenges 

Percent of Performance Goals Met

Percent of Customer Surveys Rating Services as Good or Better

Cost per Capita Compared to Bay Area Counties

Percent of Employees Rating Working for the County as Good or Better

Percent of Employee Evaluations Completed Annually


FY 2015-17 Highlights

Key FY 2015-16 Accomplishments 
  • Mirada Road Emergency Repairs 
  • Adeline Dr. and Canyon Rd. Sewer Improvement
  • Relocate Redwood City Fleet Facility 
  • Installation of Vehicle Charging Stations 
  • Energy Star Rating for 5 Buildings
  • Chip, Cape and Slurry Sealed Over 30 Miles of County Roads 

FY 2015-17 Highlights  

Infrastructure & Permits 
  • Recondition Roads With a PCI Less Than 20 
  • Crystal Springs Dam Bridge Project Construction 
  • Middlefield Road Improvements 
  • Enhanced Flood Control Program Development 
  • Incorporate Low Impact Development Features 
  • Compliance with Municipal Regional Permit 
  • Perform Rate Analysis for 10 Sewer Districts 

FY 2015-17 Highlights 

Facility Operations 
  • Phase Out Aging Building Equipment 
  • Improve Energy Use Per Square Foot 
  • Bid & Award JOC Contracts
Customer Service 
  • Implement Plane Noise & Aircraft Disturbance Study 
  • Website Upgrade to Enhance Access to Information & Services

FY 2017-19 Goals

  • Programmatic Permit for Maintenance Work 
  • Middlefield Road Improvements
  • Construct CSA 11 Improvement Project 
  • Enhanced Flood Control Program -Project Planning and Grant Development 
  • Purchase Electric Vehicles 


  • Reduce Energy Consumption by 20%
  • Reduce Water Consumption by 10%
  • Complete New Airport Policies 
  • Inspection of Contractor Work in County Facilities 

FY 2017-19 Challenges

  • Road Fund Revenues 
  • Regulatory Permits 
  • CSA 7 Water System Operation 
  • Enhanced Flood Control Partnerships
  • Additional Electric Vehicle Infrastructure 
  • Energy Use Variables 
  • Reduce Impacts of Aircraft Disturbances 


 FY 2016-17 Budget

Total Requirements: $220,109,775
Total Sources: $220,109,775
Net County Cost: $0
FTE: 303.39

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