The Public Works Department consists of Engineering, Traffic and Transportation, Development Engineering, Water, Solid Waste, and Energy, PW Maintenance Services Yard, and the Salinas Municipal Airport.
Engineering and Traffic/Transportation Divisions
The Engineering and Traffic/Transportation Divisions provide management of the City's public infrastructure, plans and implements public capital improvements, examines private development plans and proposals with associated CEQA documents to ensure responsible growth as it relates to public infrastructure and transportation issues, administers programs, and enforces governmental regulations. The Engineering Division also manages the use and development of City properties and special projects.
Development Engineering Division
The Development Engineering Division is responsible for engineering reviews of private development plans/proposals as well Inspection services for new subdivisions and public improvements, and the issuance of permits for street vendors and encroachment into the public right-of-way.
Water, Solid Waste, and Energy Division
The Water, Solid Waste, and Energy Division is responsible for implementing the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES), solid waste, water, and sustainable energy programs.
PW Maintenance Services Yard Division
The PW Maintenance Services Yard Division protects the health and safety of Salinas by providing maintenance services for all City infrastructure, vehicles and equipment, and also ensures NPDES compliance in the field.
The Salinas Municipal Airport is a general aviation facility occupying 763 acres, with two runways serving single and twin engine aircraft and helicopters, as well as an increasing number of turbo-propeller and turbine-powered business jets. The airport has an air traffic control tower in operation 12 hours/day, 7 days/week.