Los Angeles County Public Works is one of the largest municipal public works agencies in the United States, providing vital 21st Century infrastructure and essential services to more than 10 million people across a 4,000-square-mile regional service area.
The agency is among 48 County departments and agencies working collaboratively across public, private, and nonprofit sectors to improve the quality of life for the people and communities of LA County.
With a Vision to become the most trusted public agency in the region, Public Works is defined by its responsiveness to the public, customer service excellence, and drive to build positive community relations. The Public Works workforce takes pride in being committed public servants providing essential and critical services for all residents and businesses in LA County.
Public Works’ operations are defined within six core service areas: Water Resources, Transportation, Environmental Services, Construction Management, Development Services, and Emergency Management. Its annual budget of over $3.6 billion is funded by restricted revenues, such as gas tax, benefit assessment, water and sewer sales, user fees, and other revenues. The agency also manages sustainable water, transportation, and waste management infrastructure, including over 130 active capital projects with a construction value of over $3.3 billion. Public Works is strategically focused on advancing economic development through innovative strategies and business-friendly contracting opportunities to serve the County’s small business and local worker hiring objectives.
In Fiscal Year 2020-21, Public Works awarded over $1 billion worth of contracts, which helped create 12,394 jobs. The agency’s diverse workforce is comprised of approximately 4,000 employees in nearly 500 job classifications, including professional, technical, clerical, and skilled crafts.
Headquartered at 900 South Fremont Avenue in Alhambra, Public Works has 77 field facilities throughout LA County.