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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. 1668
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.

2020-21 Goals and Objectives

  1. Initiate planning and coordination with Caltrans for decorative crosswalks at Broadway and Main (Highways 135 and 166), and Broadway/Cook Street to enhance the identity of downtown and further the goals of the City Council.
  2. Initiate upgrades at the City-owned Ruffoni Building to provide superior customer service, professional appearance, and security improvements.
  3. Lead a multi-department working group to identify the required annual maintenance expenditure necessary to maintain current levels of standard for the City’s infrastructure assets and the funding required to improve the City’s infrastructure.
  4. Expand the effectiveness of the coordination committee with Public Works and Utility Departments to plan and coordinate construction in the road right-of-ways.
  5. Create a five-year street maintenance Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and map conflicts with planned utility projects. Annually update the asphalt cut moratorium map.
  6. Continue to improve efficiencies within the Fleet program utilizing the new fleet management software system. With new performance data becoming available through the use of the software, staff will continue to analyze processes and workflow for opportunities to save staff time, increase efficiencies, and create more comprehensive reports necessary for budgeting and analysis of the City’s fleet equipment capital.
  7. Continue to install energy-efficient LED street lighting in deficient areas of the City. Enhanced lighting will improve visibility, safety, and quality of life.
  8. Implement City street-lighting upgrade in older neighborhoods where PG&E lights do not meet current standards. Locations with available underground conduits are to be a priority.
  9. Expand the effectiveness of the coordination committee with Public Works and Utilities Departments to plan and coordinate construction in the road right-of-way, create a five-year street maintenance capital projects program, map conflicts with planned utility projects, and annually update the asphalt cut moratorium map.
  10. Collaborate with Allan Hancock College to establish roles and responsibilities for a transit hub to accommodate a request from the college and to enhance public transportation for staff and thousands of college students.

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