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Department of Public Works

2022-23 CAO Recommended Budget

DPW is responsible for preserving, enhancing, and promoting quality of life and public safety through the responsible development and maintenance of reliable and sustainable infrastructure and services in the unincorporated region of San Diego County.

Budget in Millions

Staff

$341.4M FY 22-23 610
     
-4.0 % change from FY 21-22 7.0 %
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 DPW provides safe and reliable infrastructure, which includes County-maintained roads, traffic safety devices, flood protection, County airports, and water/wastewater pipelines and facilities. Programs include traffic engineering; land development; design engineering and construction management; land surveying and map processing; watershed quality and flood protection; environmental compliance; solid waste planning and diversion; closed landfills; and special district administration.

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Sustainability

Tackling the Climate Crisis

$5.2M

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Divert waste from landfills to promote sustainable management of resources $4.2M

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Convert vehicles to electrified vehicles to support decarbonization over the next 5 years (37% by FY 2027-28)

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Implement a department wide sustainability plan that includes operations at the 8 County airports $0.5M

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Implement teleworking and alternate work schedules reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by distributing rain barrels and converting to electric fleet $0.5M

Protecting Natural Resources

$19.7M

Prevent pollution from reaching the ocean through 542,000 storm drains and protecting groundwater quality $13.6M

Manage closed landfills (protects air quality and groundwater) $6.1M

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Daily Life:  Live, Drive, Work, Play, Eat, Learn

$125.3M

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Clean encampments along public right of ways and drainage systems $1.3M

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Maintain unincorporated County road surfaces $60M

 

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Maintain/operate County sewer systems and water districts $64M

Empowering People

Empowering & Improving Lives

$1.6M

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Train employees on equity, diversity, and inclusion topics $0.9M

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Use data to understand and track community needs and coordinate with other jurisdictions $0.7M

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New staff to advance cutting edge policies through collaboration, research and monitoring industry trends and best practices

Connecting & Involving

Connecting & Involving More People

$1.2M

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Involve the community in our programs through meetings and online options $1.1M

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Translate information into local languages $0.1M

Infrastructure Safety and Reliability

Infrastructure Safety & Reliability

$187.4M

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Maintain road systems (traffic signals, sidewalks, bike lanes, ramps, crosswalks, guardrails for road safety) $18.5M

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Operate our eight County airports $22.3M

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Construct runway improvements at County airports $3.6M

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Inspect private development projects $5.5M

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Keep culverts and storm drains safe and clean $3.7M

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Provide safe roads, new traffic signals, and storm response $103.1M

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Construct bike lanes and sidewalks $1.8M

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Plan pro-active vehicle replacement $8.7M

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Manage special districts for private roads, landscaping, streetlights, and flood control facilities $20.3M