Responsibilities & Services

At the City of La Mesa, we are dedicated to the meticulous upkeep of La Mesa's vast public infrastructure, which amounts to a staggering $450 million investment. Through our diligent maintenance efforts, we prioritize the safety of the public and strive to enhance the overall quality of life for the citizens of La Mesa.

Our comprehensive responsibilities encompass a wide range of crucial assets, including:

153 miles of streets:

Our team ensures that the extensive network of streets in La Mesa remains in optimal condition, facilitating smooth transportation and minimizing potential hazards.

150 miles of sewer pipe:

We diligently maintain the intricate sewer system spanning across the city, safeguarding public health and maintaining a clean environment.

53 miles of storm drain pipe:

Our team works diligently to keep the storm drain system operating smoothly, preventing flooding and mitigating potential water-related issues during inclement weather.

14 parks: 

We take pride in preserving the natural beauty and recreational spaces within La Mesa's 14 parks, ensuring they remain enjoyable and safe for everyone to use and appreciate.

58 traffic signals: 

Our dedicated professionals oversee the proper functioning of the traffic signal system, promoting efficient traffic flow and ensuring the safety of motorists and pedestrians alike.

6,000 signs: 

We maintain and update the extensive array of signs throughout the city, including regulatory, informational, and directional signs, enabling effective communication and navigation for residents and visitors.

37 buildings: 

We oversee the maintenance of various public buildings, ensuring they remain safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing for both employees and visitors.

214 vehicles and equipment:

Our skilled technicians and mechanics meticulously maintain our fleet of vehicles and equipment, enabling us to efficiently carry out our daily operations.

1,265 street lights: 

We are responsible for the proper functioning and maintenance of the extensive street lighting network, promoting safety and visibility throughout La Mesa.

10,164 street and park trees: 

Our dedicated arborists and tree care specialists preserve and nurture the diverse urban forest in La Mesa, promoting environmental health and enhancing the beauty of our streets and parks.

Our Goal:

At the Department of Public Works Maintenance, we take pride in our commitment to public service. By diligently maintaining La Mesa's vital infrastructure, we strive to create a safe and welcoming community, fostering an improved quality of life for all residents.

Contact Us

Public Works Operations
8152 Commercial St
La Mesa, CA  91942

Phone: 619.667.1450
Fax: 619.466.5984