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About Us

When you travel on a City street, walk on the sidewalks, travel through the airport, dispose of garbage and enjoy the shade of a City-owned tree, you are benefiting from the diverse range of services that the Public Works Department provides. These are some of the most basic and critical services in our lives, yet many of us take them for granted. 

The Public Works Department strives to operate, preserve, and enhance the City's physical infrastructure and transportation systems. The Department provides a variety of community services including the repair, rehabilitation and general upkeep of City streets, trees, sidewalks, and City structures. We also provide emergency support services throughout the City.

The City of Long Beach does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. The Public Works Department is responsible for ensuring ADA compliance in public right of way and assisting other City Departments to ensure ADA compliance for all City Facilities. Questions or requests regarding accessibility for people with disabilities should be submitted via email to Heather Van Wijk, Citywide ADA Coordinator.