Buildings and Grounds

Richard Sealana
Public Works Superintendent

Telephone (510) 675-5337
Fax (510) 675-0463

This program provides for administration, training, record keeping, clerical and supervision for all Buildings and Grounds activities including the following:

  • Training and supervision of 17 Buildings and Grounds personnel.
  • Documentation and reports for City Council, public works director, and city manager
  • Management of computerized data base for city wide tree inventory, work order system, and daily worksheets
  • Contract administration such as janitors, electrical, plumbers, tree contractors, and HAVC systems. We administer approximately $235,700 a year of contract labor
  • Assures compliance with mandated OSHA, EPA, ADA, and Dept. of Toxic Substances
  • Program budgeting, payment, and analysis
  • Assessment engineering for Landscape and Lighting District
  • Plan check and review of landscape, buildings and horticultural services as required by the Public Works Department
  • Project Manager for city park and landscape projects
  • Public information and complaint resolution
  • Expert witness for the city as needed for legal matters
  • Administration of water conservation ordinance
  • Administration of tree ordinance
  • Pest control advisor for city as required by the Dept. of Pesticide Regulations
  • Staffing to the Park and Recreation Commission and the Tree and Landscape Review Board
  • Landscape and irrigation review and inspection
  • Emergency preparedness and training for employees
  • Public works safety officer
  • Grant administration, research, and application. In the past year we have been successful in obtaining over $450,000 of grant monies
  • Administration of work furlough program. This is about 10,400 hours a year of labor from our court system


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