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The Public Works Department consists of Engineering, Traffic and Transportation, Development Engineering, Water, Waste, and Energy, PW Maintenance Services Yard, Geographical Information System, 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.

Energy, Water, and Solid Waste Division

The Energy, Water, and Solid Waste 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.

Geographical Information System

The Geographical Information System (GIS) Division's primary function is to provide mapping and data analyses support to City Departments. Operations include develop databases, create maps and statistical data, develop internal and public interface for City information, and support City staff in GIS data and mapping needs.

Salinas Municipal Airport

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.

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