Engineering

Welcome to the Engineering Services Division!

The Engineering Services Division of the Public Works Department develops and manages all major capital improvement projects implemented by the City and leads the traffic and environmental programs that protect and improve the quality of life in the City.

Herondo Harbor/Bikeway

Capital Projects:  Once priority projects are identified, they are programmed into the Capital Improvement Plan (see Budget page), which is a 5-year financial model that identifies the project's preliminary budget and year of initiation.  The engineering staff serve as project managers through the funding, environmental, design and construction phases of these projects.

Pavement Management: Every few years the City surveys the condition of roadway pavement for all of its streets and prepares a report that helps prioritize future street rehabilitation projects to comply with the requirements of GASB 34.  A City-wide pavement network survey is an objective way to classify the pavement condition of individual street segments within a municipality’s street network.  The necessary information is collected by specialized vehicle mounted equipment traveling down each residential, collector, and arterial roadway segment in the City as part of a system-wide survey and used to determine the pavement condition, develop appropriate maintenance strategies, and perform budget analysis.  The City is required to conduct the survey every three years in order to meet the reporting requirements of GASB 34 and to qualify for use of Proposition C and Measure R Local Return funding toward rehabilitation of City streets.  Historically, alleys have not been included in the survey because they are not required under GASB 34.

Below is a link to the most current Pavement Management System Report:

2017 Pavement Management System Report
2018 Alley Pavement Management System Report
2020 Pavement Management Program Update - Final Report

ROW Management: Not all construction on the public right-of-way is performed by the City.  Many utilities (e.g. water, electricity, telephone, cable, fiber optic) are installed and maintained by private or public organizations. Private construction (residential and commercial) may also impact the public right-of-way.  To ensure that construction by others in the right-of-way is carried out properly and safely, Engineering Services Division also develops engineering standards and requires permits and inspections for all construction projects that affect public property.

Traffic Issues: Traffic engineers in the department work on issues to improve mobility and safety on the City’s arterial roads and residential streets.  Traffic calming is an important element of this work and our engineers work with the City’s Public Works Commission to evaluate and make recommendations to City Council for improvements to the traffic system, which includes signals, striping, curb painting and signage.

Environmental Issues: The Division is also tasked with the City’s environmental programs, including the storm water quality program and management of the sewer collection system.  State regulations concerning pollutant discharge in storm water generated from rain within our borders or conveyed through City facilities, require the City to study, monitor, assess and treat storm water flows that discharge to the ocean and to the Dominguez Channel (east of the City).  Similarly, the City is responsible to operate and maintain the sewage collection system in a way that protects residents and the environment from overflows, leaks and spills.

Thank you for taking a moment to get familiar with our site.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.



Ordinance For Polystyrene, Single-Use Plastic Products & Helium Filled Balloons

June 16, 2020 

Redondo Beach is moving away from Polystyrene, Single-use plastic products and Helium filled balloons to protect our Community and Ocean.

August 13, 2020: Polystyrene prohibition will be enforced.

February 13, 2021: Single-use plastic products and Helium-filled balloons will be enforced.


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Clean Power Alliance

January 24, 2019 

In December 2017, the City of Redondo Beach joined a Community Choice Aggregation program called the Clean Power Alliance. Through Community Choice Aggregation, government agencies join together to purchase or generate cleaner electricity for residents and businesses.

In October 2018, the Redondo Beach City Council selected 50% renewables as the default rate for all energy customers in the City. The 50% renewable "Clean Power" tier will be the same cost as Southern California Edison's current base rate, which contains only 34% renewables.

Through the City’s membership in the Clean Power Alliance, Redondo Beach residents and businesses are automatically being enrolled in the program. Beginning in February 2019, all residential energy customers in Redondo Beach will receive 50% of their energy from clean, renewable sources. Non-residential customers will begin service in May 2019.

Energy users will also have the choice of switching to either 36% or 100% renewable energy, or opting out of the program and returning to receiving power exclusively generated by Southern California Edison. Regardless of the option selected, Southern California Edison will continue to deliver power to homes and businesses, send one bill, and be responsible for resolving any issues with electricity service.

For more information visit www.cleanpoweralliance.org or contact Clean Power Alliance at customerservice@cleanpoweralliance.org or (888) 585-3788.


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