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Public Works

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For Public Works emergencies:
DURING business hours,
call (650) 851-1700
AFTER business hours, (650) 364-1313 (SMC Sheriff's office)

For routine maintenance issues, contact Howard Young (Public Works Director)
at (650) 851-1700 ex. 214.

Report a Pothole


Public Works Director

The Town's Public Works Director is responsible for advising Town officials on the suitability of engineering design and conformance of development plans with Town grading, drainage and construction standards. He is also required, by ordinance, to enforce many of the Town's development standards.

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department has primary responsibility for the maintenance, repair, cleaning and new installation of 35 miles of Town streets, 36 miles of trails, 4 ball fields, 3 public parking lots, 350 storm drains, miles of drainage ditches and pipes, and Town Center.

The Public Works Department also reviews plans and inspects the construction of public improvements to serve new private residential and commercial developments.

The following services are provided to residents:

  • Clearing out clogged public storm drains or drainage ditches
  • Repair and maintenance of public roads, potholes, and trails
  • Traffic sign maintenance
  • Public roadside vegetation and tree maintenance
  • Street sweeping 

Before You Dig

Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Every digging job requires a call, even small projects like planting trees and shrubs, as the depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Digging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in fines and repair costs. Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent undesired consequences. Please visit for more information.