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Engineering / Project Management Division

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Public Works Engineering is responsible for projects designed and managed with in-house staff as well as by professional consultants. Work includes major project management, drainage and sewer master planning, pavement management, general surveying, engineering, technical oversight and review, construction drawings and contract document preparation, construction quality assurance, contract administration, and inspection related to capital improvement, utility pubic encroachment, and development entitlement. Typical projects include arterial highway rehabilitation and reconstruction, drainage, sewer, and water improvement together with various special projects.

Construction Engineering is responsible for construction management of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. This unit also provides contract administration and construction inspection to ensure timely and high quality completion of projects. Field inspectors provide construction inspection services for on-site grading and all work done in the Public right-of-way, including work done under a Public Works Permit.

For more information on Public Works Engineering or Construction, please call 818-224-1600.

Land Development


Effective July 1, 2019: Please take note that permit fees have increased for Building, Planning, and Public Works. Permits issued on or after July 1, 2019 will be subject to the new increase.

Fee Schedule


AutoCAD Border & Title Sheets


Robert Yalda, P.E., T. E.
Public Works Director/City Engineer

Engineering / Project Management Division

  • Ben Chan , Deputy Public Works Director
  • Tatiana Holden, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer
  • Alba Lemus, Associate Civil Enginer
  • Salvador Contreras, Engineering Assistant

Public Works Organizational Chart

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