Richmond Public Works will deliver services in a responsive, cost efficient and effective manner to the citizens of the City of Richmond in support of the Mayor’s strategic plan, by a workforce that is diverse, committed, motivated and empowered.
Our Vision is to maintain a nationally accredited Public Works Department that maintains the most cost efficient services to the citizens of Richmond, Virginia by providing a safe, clean, and healthy environment by utilizing modern technology to ensure future growth and development throughout the city.
Public Works Values and Guiding Principles are:
* Fiscal Responsibility to manage the public trust with due diligence.
* Accountability and ownership for performance.
* Respect for all citizens and employees.
* Service to all citizens and employees.
* Continuous Improvement
* Risk Taking
* Employee development is equal to performance.
Agency Overview-The Public Works Administration Division is responsible for overseeing, leading and directing the Public Works Department. Their role is to develop and update all operational policies and procedures for each division. The division serves as a liaison to the public and ensures that the department is maintaining a satisfactory level of service, with services being delivered to citizens in the most courteous, efficient, and cost-effective manner possible.
The Department of Public Works is divided into two units, Engineering and Operations. The Engineering divisions are responsible for the planning, development and execution of professional services contracts and right-of-way acquisition functions related to various public works projects; for performing the management functions of planning, organizing, scheduling, budgeting, and coordinating related to transportation projects in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan.
They coordinate transportation projects related to activities with Federal, State and County governments, with other City departments, and with utility companies. The Operating divisions respond to citizen’s complaints regarding roads, drainage and traffic issues. They are responsible for the planning, scheduling, coordinating and directing the division’s construction and maintenance activities in the area of street, alley, parking lot, sidewalk, and streetscape. Management work involves planning and organizing the construction, operation and maintenance of traffic signals, signage and other traffic control devices and systems, Providing and implementing traffic engineering studies and programs for the safe and efficient movement of traffic. On January 25, 2010 Ordinance Number 2010-22 was introduced patron by Mayor Jones to City Council for the elimination of the Department of General Services and transfer of personnel and operational funding for: Administration, Facilities Management and Parking Administration.
2011 Proposed Biennial Fiscal Plan