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Physical address:
110 S. Pine Street, Suite 221 
Santa Maria, CA 93458

Mailing address:
110 S. Pine Street, Suite 101
Santa Maria, CA 93458 

Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed Fridays.

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The Department of Public Works/Engineering is responsible for ensuring that City-owned transportation infrastructure and facilities, transit services and capital improvement programs are designed, engineered, constructed, maintained and/or modified in a presentable and safe condition. The department coordinates a variety of activities and services including the preparation of plans and specifications for public works related construction projects; the design and inspection of public facilities; ensuring the proper installation of all public improvements made in new subdivisions, such as streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, water mains, sewer lines, and drainage; and provides custodial service to City facilities. The Streets division is responsible for preventive and regular maintenance of streets and appurtenant facilities. Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) system provides a regional public transportation service. 


City Development Projects/Encroachment Permits

To discuss development projects, encroachment permits, as-built plans for public utilities, driveway approaches, property lines, sewer laterals, curb, gutter and sidewalk concerns, water services, hot-taps, water meters, and Public Improvement Plan Submittals (PIPs), please contact the Engineering Division at (805) 925-0951 ext. 2225, or send us an email for development projects/encroachment permits

City Lights / Traffic Signals
Report inoperable streetlights and traffic signal concerns by contacting (805) 925-0951 ext. 2229. After hours or on weekends you may leave a message on the City's Streetlight Hotline - (805) 925-0951 ext. 2229.

City Sidewalk / Potholes
Report a damaged, raised or hazardous City sidewalk or a pothole by contacting (805) 925-0951 ext. 2229.

City Facilities
To report an unsafe condition at a City facility contact (805) 925-0951 ext. 2229.

Public Works Organizational Chart

photo of Kevin McCune, Director of Public WorksKEVIN McCUNE
Director of Public Works/City Engineer
City phone: (805) 925-0951 ext. 2471
110 S. Pine Street, Suite 221
Santa Maria, CA 93458



Mission Statement

To effectively provide public works services to all City residents in a courteous, responsive, responsible and efficient manner.

2019-20 Goals and Objectives

  1. Continue work on planning, environmental, and design of a new interchange at Highway 101 and Broadway, in cooperation with Caltrans, to accommodate significant growth in traffic volume, and to further pursue economic development.
  2. Complete construction of traffic circulation improvements at Highway 101 and the  Betteravia Road Interchange.
  3. Complete construction of the City’s fiber-optic ring to enable it to become operational and provide all department’s with a more robust network, improving customer service.
  4. Initiate design and confirm cost of facility upgrades to relocate Finance and Utility Billing to the former Library to provide safe, clean, and modern work areas for staff and accommodate growth of the community and organization.  Project cost ready by February 2020 for use in budget.
  5. Implement improvements at the City-owned Ruffoni building to support efficient processes for development review and improved customer service.  Upgrades include signage, paint, and reorganization at customer counter.
  6. Collaborate with the Community Development Department on the update of the General Plan, identifying circulation network needs to meet projected growth.
  7. Continue progress on the first phase of the Downtown Multimodal Streetscape Plan in collaboration with the Community Development Department, in part using Caltrans-required traffic count data, to enhance and promote pedestrian and bicycle safety access and to further promote economic development.
  8. Explore the feasibility of a transit hub at Allan Hancock College, as part of the short-range transit plan, to accommodate a request from the college and to enhance public transportation for staff and thousands of college students.
  9. Create a coordination committee with Public Works and Utility Departments to plan and coordinate construction in the road right-of-way.  Establish an asphalt cut moratorium for the first five years after street maintenance.  Maintain a joint project map that tracks the asphalt cut moratorium and coordinates future projects.
  10. Evaluate new regulations by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for zero emission buses, and explore opportunities for State and Federal grant funding for infrastructure and capital upgrades.

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