By Michele Nissen, City Manager
At the 5th Annual State of the City in April, the City’s Department heads gave brief and informative updates about their departments. Over the next few months, I will continue to give you additional details about these departments and their day to day operations.
The Public Works Department is responsible for constructing and maintaining the City’s infrastructure, which includes 1,178 miles of streets, sidewalks, 44 traffic signals, storm drains less than 36” in size, all traffic signs, and one bridge. Public Works ensures that our streets are safe and clean, traffic signals operate efficiently, the staff responds to citizen concerns in the public right-of-way, as well as provide quality and responsive private development plan review.
The City of Eastvale utilizes the services of the County of Riverside for routine street maintenance, traffic signal maintenance, and traffic sign repair and replacement. County staff provides fast response times and quality work.
The City’s public works staff is responsible for implementing capital improvement programs to maintain and expand the City’s infrastructure as needed. Maintaining 1,178 miles of roadway is no small challenge. The City has developed a pavement management plan and 5 year capital improvement program to systematically maintain all City infrastructure. Concluding in the next few years, it is estimated that the City will spend over $4.6 million dollars on improvements to City facilities. City infrastructure is maintained through specific funding sources such as Measure A and Gas Tax funds and is not funded through the General Fund.
We encourage residents to file complaints or service requests related to roadways, sidewalks, or traffic signals via the City’s E-Citizen App. For additional information about the app, please visit www. bit.ly.com/ECitizen.
The Building Division is responsible for enforcing local state and federal laws enacted to safeguard public safety, health and the general welfare through the California Building Code. The Division is responsible for reviewing documents, issuing permits and enforcement of the Building Codes. Every building in the City of Eastvale is inspected by City building inspectors. These inspections ensure that the structures are safe and meet all applicable codes. In addition, for homeowner improvements such as patio covers, pools, remodels and other improvements to property may require a permit. To find out before you construct, call City Hall to determine whether a permit is required.
Should you have any questions or comments, City Hall may be reached at (951) 361-0900. City Hall office hours are Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, closed every Friday. City Hall encourages all residents and visitors to register for e-notification on the City’s website: www.EastvaleCA.gov.