Public Works


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.

Department Headline Measures

Pavement Condition Index Exceeding Target

Energy Usage Per Square Foot Measure Meeting Target

Budget Summary

FY 2017-18 Adopted Budget

  • Total Sources: $234,111,069
  • Total Requirements: $234,111,069
  • Net County Cost: $0
  • Funded FTEs: 298.44

FY 2018-19 Adopted Budget

  • Total Sources: $243,800,583
  • Total Requirements: $243,800,583
  • Net County Cost: $0
  • Funded FTEs: 300.3

Program Results

Facility Condition Measurement Below Target

Preventative Maintenance Fleet Repair Orders as a Percent of Total Repair Orders Meeting Target

Percent of Time Spent on Sewer Preventative Maintenance Meeting Target

Administrative Measures

Percent of Performance Goals Met Below Target

Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Services as Good or Better Meeting Target

Cost Per Capita Compared to Bay Area Counties Meeting Target

This is a cost comparison of data reported by Counties for the Public Ways and Facilities function on Controller's Schedule 8 "Detail Financing Uses by Function, Activity and Units." These costs do not represent the entire cost of Public Works. They primarily represent costs related to road construction and maintenance. The FY 2018-19 Cost per Capita actuals will be updated in the Fall of 2019.

Percent of Employee Evaluations Completed Annually Below Target

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

Percent of Employees Completing 20 Hour Annual Training Requirement Below Target

FY 2015-17 Highlights

  • FY 2016-17 Winter Storm Response
  • Pavement Projects
  • Energy Reduction
  • LED Streetlight Conversion Project
  • Burlingame Hills Sewer Main Replacement
  • Alpine Road Traffic Study

FY 2017-19 Priorities

  • Storm Damage Repairs
  • Road Preventative Maintenance Projects
  • Middlefield Road Improvement Project
  • Alpine Road Corridor Improvements
  • Programmatic Maintenance Permit
  • Programming New Transportation Funding
  • Sewer District Rate Adjustments
  • CSA-11 Water Storage Tank and Deep Well
  • CSA-7 Water Treatment Facility Improvement
  • Enhanced Flood Control Program Projects

Links to Program Reports

Author: Jim Porter, Director     Contact Email:     Date Updated: 01-22-2019