The Engineering Division (Engineering) of the Development Services Department manages the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP takes inventory of the City’s existing infrastructure and facilities and then develops a prioritized project list consistent with the community goals. The program is designed to achieve optimum use of taxpayer dollars and to make sound budgetary decisions. Each year, staff provides a CIP update to the City Council. The update discusses each project’s scope, budget, and anticipated funding source(s). The CIP continues to serve as a tool for staff to plan, implement, and manage improvements and ongoing upgrades to the City’s infrastructure.
The Engineering Department also inspects grading and public improvements for private development projects and activities within the public right-of-way. Engineering is also responsible for providing comments on planning and engineering reviews, checking grading plans and improvement plans, associated technical reports related to hydrology, water quality, and soils, and the final map for private development projects.
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The Engineering Department is responsible for management of a variety of programs including:
- General Engineering Services/ Permits & Fees - Provide encroachment permits, transportation permits, maintain maps, review plans and provide inspection services for development projects.
- CIP - Provide the planning, design, financial, contractual and construction management services necessary for development of the City's capital improvement projects. Provide for the planning, design, repair and maintenance of the 68.7 center-line miles that comprise the public street system
- Sanitation and Lighting - Provide for the major repairs and improvements to the sanitary sewer system which consists of 43 miles of sewer mains. Manage and maintain all city-owned street and traffic lights.
- Traffic - The City’s Traffic division manages and maintains the traffic signals, the Traffic Advisory Committee and the Lemon Grove Residential Traffic Management Program.