tel. (818) 898-1200      117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
Public Works Operations is responsible for:

  • Rehabilitating and Restoring the City’s Infrastructure (i.e., facilities, streets, water pipelines, sewer system)
  • Providing Safe and Reliable Water Delivery
  • Improving the Flow of Traffic
  • Maintaining Parkway Trees
  • Cleaning of City Streets
  • Overseeing Transportation Programs
  • Maintaining the City’s Fleet
  • Maintaining Lighting and Traffic Signals
  • Managing the City’s Sanitary Sewer System
  • Coordinating Refuse and Recycling Programs


OPERATIONS CENTER | Public Works Department
120 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1293 |
After Hours & Weekend Emergencies | (818) 898-1267

Monday through Thursday | 7 am to 4:30 pm

Friday | 7 am to 3:30 pm

The Fleet and Equipment Maintenance Division is responsible for:

  • 28 Police Vehicles
  • 33 Mid-duty Trucks
  • 9 Heavy-duty Pieces of Equipment
  • 25 Smaller, Miscellaneous Equipment
  • 2 Emergency Generators

The primary goal of the Mechanical Maintenance Division is the Preventive Maintenance Program which helps to lower costs by identifying smaller repairs before they become larger and expensive repairs. 

Other responsibilities include record keeping for the State Biennial Inspection of Terminals (BIT) Program, Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Annual Survey of Fleets-Rule 1190, Annual SMOG certification and all records of hazardous materials such as waste oil, used solvents, clarifier, used batteries, and maintaining copies of all manifests.

The Division keeps a large inventory for these various types of vehicles and equipment ranging from tires, oils, filters, brakes, hoses, lights, and cleaning supplies. They also keep monthly repair records for each vehicle/equipment by account number and vehicle number to verify proper accounting and a quarterly garage report to stay within budget. 


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The Facilities Maintenance Division (FMD) is responsible for the maintenance of:

  • City Hall
  • City Yard
  • Police Facility
  • Park Buildings and Grounds
  • Brand Landscape Median
  • Maclay Median
  • Chamber Building
  • Water Reservoirs and Pump Stations
  • Lopez Adobe Historical House
  • Bike Trail Landscape Maintenance
  • Gateway Landscape Maintenance
  • Civic Center Landscape Maintenance

This Division, through short- and long-term maintenance programs, and thorough better management practices ensures that the large investment in City facilities will be protected. FMD staff effectively utilizes the Court Referral Community Service Program enabling the Division to extend its resources. This program, additionally, contributes substantially in our efforts to complete projects and maintain a higher level of service to patrons.


Rodrigo Mora, Public Works Superintendent
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Water pollution degrades surface waters making them unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other activities. As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. Point sources are discrete conveyances such as pipes or man-made ditches. Individual homes that are connected to a municipal system, use a septic system, or do not have a surface discharge do not need an NPDES permit; however, industrial, municipal, and other facilities must obtain permits if their discharges go directly to surface waters.

Preventing water pollution is a responsibility that requires assistance the entire community. By implementing simple steps in regular everyday activities, water pollution can be reduced significantly.

Stormwater Management

The City of San Fernando believes part of maintaining a beautiful city is through the protection of our waterways. San Fernando is located in the Upper Los Angeles River Watershed. A watershed is the total land area that drains rainfall and runoff, including pollutants, to local storm drains, creeks, and the Pacific Ocean without being treated. It is important keep our watersheds clean so we can have beautiful, healthy, and safe rivers and beaches.

What is stormwater?

Stormwater is runoff from rainfall that drains through natural and urban areas. Stormwater flows into stormdrains, through creeks, and eventually to the ocean and can pick up urban pollutants along the way. The city has a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit in which the city must take many measures to prevent stormwater pollution. The permit contains multiple programs that are implemented by the city: public outreach, illicit discharge and illicit connection elimination, development planning, development construction, and public agency activities. With the implementation of these programs, the city can achieve water quality standards as enforced by the Regional Water Quality Board – Los Angeles.

And you can help!


There are many household pollutants to be aware of and ways you can prevent stormwater pollution:

  • Do not dump anything into the streets, gutter, or stormdrain inlets.
  • Household fertilizers, pesticides, and other hazardous wastes are toxic for the environment. Always follow the directions on the container, avoid application before rain, and avoid runoff. Try to use environmentally friendly fertilizers and pesticides if possible.
  • Avoid washing off driveways, sidewalks, and walkways.
  • Pet waste contains bacteria. Always pick up after your pet and dispose of waste in a nearby trash can.
  • Prevent unnecessary runoff by fixing sprinkler heads or installing drip irrigation.
  • Do not litter and always place trash, including cigarette butts, in a proper waste receptacle.
  • Do not discharge pool water to the storm drain.
  • Wash your car at a car wash or where wash water will drain to a grassy or landscaped area. Car washes collect all runoff and prevent soaps from entering the storm drain system.
  • Keep an eye out for a Household Hazardous Waste collection event in your neighborhood.
  • Take Action! Volunteer at a local creek clean-up. Consider California Coastal Cleanup Day or join a Friends of the LA River Cleanup event.  


  • Trash Maintenance: Always keep trash receptacle lids closed and area clean of trash and pollutants. Never put liquid waste into dumpsters. Never wash down trash enclosures; instead, sweep the area to keep it clean.
  • Oil and Grease: Restaurants must maintain grease traps and interceptors to prevent spills and leaks. Never pour grease or oil into the storm drain.
  • Cleaners and chemicals: Store where they are protected from rainfall and runoff. Use secondary containment to prevent accidental leaks from entering the storm drain
  • Surface cleaning: Always sweep up spills and debris in parking lots, sidewalks, and other surfaces. If a liquid spill occurs, use an absorbant, such as kitty litter, to clean. Never wash down surfaces.  

To report illegal dumping or discharges, please call the City of San Fernando at 818-898-1200 or the county-wide hotline at 1-888-CLEANLA.


Ramiro Arias, Public Works Field Supervisor I
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The Street Lighting Division maintains and repairs approximately 427 City-owned street lights and circuits and has oversight of the 1,200 street lights within the City that are owned/maintained by Southern California Edison. The City budget includes funds payable to Souther California Edison for electrical power for all street lighting. A portion of these costs are supported through a voter approved Landscape and Lighting Act Assessment.


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To Report/Request Street Light Repair


To Report/Request Information Regarding Power Outtage(s)

The Street Maintenance Division is responsible for the repair and maintenance of:

  • Over 50 miles of public streets and alleys in the City;
  • 80 miles of City sidewalks; and
  • 10 miles of storm drains.

The duties of this division include administering major projects, such as roadway reconstruction and resurfacing, inspection of utility trenches, and sidewalk replacements. The crews are responsible for filling potholes and making temporary and permanent repairs to sidewalks.

The duties of this division, from time to time, also include emergency clean-up from traffic accidents, spilled loads, and other street emergencies. They provide the setting up and removal of traffic control barricades and temporary parking restrictions for parades, festivals, circuses, and movie filming.

The Division is also responsible for administration of the street sweeping contract with Athens Services, Inc., maintenance of the City’s street cleaning equipment, and collection of litter and debris from all City streets and alley ways. Street Sweeping provides two primary benefits to the City. The more obvious benefit is the collection and removal of paper, leaves, and other visual debris that collect in the gutters. This debris can block storm water facilities, causing localized flooding during heavy rains. An equally important but less visible benefit is the removal of metal particles and other hazardous waste products left by passing vehicles. Although they are virtually invisible, these particles can be extremely harmful to fish and other wildlife if they reach our creeks, rivers, beaches, and bays. Street Sweeping is an effective method of removing both the large and microscopic pollutants that collect on City streets.


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To Report Problem or Request Service

The Street and Trees Division provides a limited program of tree trimming and general maintenance of all of the City’s trees. In an effort to preserve the City’s aging trees, the Division performs wind trimming and light trimming on branches that are reachable from the ground. The City’s beautiful older trees have required an increased amount of attention and the improved tree maintenance program has helped prolong their expectancy. The City coordinates a tree maintenance program that is responsible for enforcing City policies and Municipal Codes relating to the care and maintenance of City trees.

The Division is responsible for the maintenance and care of trees located within the public right-of-way and on public property. This includes trimming, planting, pruning roots, removing trees, inspecting trees, and specializing in tree activities. The Division responds to fallen limbs and hazardous tree situations, which occur with more frequency during storms.


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To Report Tree Related Issue


Matt Baumgardner Director of Public Works/ City Engineer (818) 898-1237
Kenneth Jones Management Analyst (818) 898-1240
Maria Padilla Executive Assistant (818) 898-1222


Manuel Fabian Civil Engineering Assistant II (818) 898-1243
Patsy Orozco Civil Engineering Assistant II (818) 898-1224


Vacant Public Works Operations Manager (818) 898-1293
Rodrigo Mora Public Works Superintendent (818) 898-1293
Alex Mendez Interim Public Works Superintendent (818) 898-1293
Richard De La Pena Interim Public Works Superintendent (818) 898-1293
Angela Otremba Public Works Office Technician (818) 898-1293
Danny Garica Public Works Field Supervisor II (818) 898-1293
Robert Davidson Public Works Field Supervisor II (818) 898-1293
Ramiro Arias Public Works Field Supervisor I (818) 898-1293
Jesus Sahagun Public Works Senior Maintenance Worker (818) 898-1293
Octavio Senda Public Works Senior Maintenance Worker (818) 898-1293
Ruben Quintana Meter Technician (818) 898-1293
David Garcia Public Works Maintenance Worker (818) 898-1293
Brandon Rivera Public Works Maintenance Worker (818) 898-1293
Louie Lopez Public Works Maintenance Worker (818) 898-1293
James Dean City Mechanic (818) 898-1293
Robert Cervantes Public Works Maintenance Helper (p-t) (818) 898-1293
Carlos Munoz Public Works Maintenance Helper (p-t) (818) 898-1293
Cesar Lomeli Public Works Maintenance Helper (p-t) (818) 898-1293


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