Department of Public Works
Director: Ron Fuchiwaki
Location: 2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
When you call or visit the Department of Public Works, your first contact may be with the Public Works Administration Division staff. The Administration Division of Public Works provides a wide range of functions that directly support both the community and public as well as technical staff in Public Works at both the City Hall and Public Services Center facilities.
The Administration Division is responsible for staff support services for six Public Works Divisions, as well as central administration for the Department. Additionally, the Division provides direct staff support to the Director of Public Works in responding to the inquiries from the public and City Manager's Office.
Examples of direct administrative responsibility for the Department are in finance, purchasing (including contract administration), personnel (including safety and risk Management), payroll, budgeting, training and development, and secretarial/reception. Support is also provided for annualized special projects in such areas as Budget preparation, Schedule of Service Charges, and Landscape Assessment District calculations. The Public Works Administration Division staff is also integrally involved in the computer operations for the Department, including the Enterprise Resource System, City Website development and maintenance, GIS and is responsible for the Military Banner Program.
Public Works oversaw an initiative to provide an assessment of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and develop a revitalization plan for business process and operational improvements.
The assessment’s first phase provided an unbiased and objective review of the City’s GIS to adequately assess current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The Purpose of this assessment established a basis upon which the City can develop and implement an effective GIS. The second phase developed a strategic plan that will build upon the investment already made in GIS and technology to improve GIS functionality and procedures for improved business workflows, and enhance the ability to utilize GIS for decision making.
The result of the assessment produced the following Phase 1 and Phase II documents:
- 2018 GIS Assessment and Revitalization Plan Phase I
- 2018 GIS Assessment and Revitalization Plan Phase II