The Facilities and Field Services Division provides maintenance, repair and improvement services to City-owned or leased buildings, parks, medians, associated landscaped areas, streetscape improvements and vehicles.
In the delivery of citywide public works services, the Division provides street maintenance functions and street tree maintenance, care and planting. The Division also provides graffiti removal services and animal care and control services. The Division is responsible for capital projects relating to City parks, buildings and streetscape improvements.
The services listed below are provided by Division staff along with contractors, maintenance/repair vendors, material suppliers and professional consultants.
The Division also staffs the Public Facilities Commission and participates in developing and implementing their annual work plan.
- Graffiti Removal
The City removes graffiti placed on private and public property.
- Heritage Tree Program
- Pothole Repair
- Public Facilities Commission
The City's Public Facilities Commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
- Street Sweeping
- Street Trees/Public Trees
- Urban Forest Management Plan (16MB) Approved by City Council on September 23, 2019, the plan presents a 20-year guide to help shape the present and future state of the city's trees. The goals of the plan include:
- Establish and maintain optimal levels of tree cover to maximize ecosystem benefits provided by the urban forest such as improving air quality, reducing energy use, moderating storm water runoff, and providing a favorable environment for city residents.
- Maintain trees in a healthy condition through good cultural practices.
- Establish and maintain an optimal level of age and species diversity.
- Promote conservation of existing tree resources.
- Select, situate, and maintain urban trees appropriately to maximize benefits and minimize hazard, nuisance, hardscape damage, and maintenance costs.
- Promote efficient and cost-effective management of the urban forest.
- Foster community support for the local urban forestry program and pursue public-private and nonprofit partnerships to assist with program development.
- Encourage good tree management on privately-owned properties.