Public Works Department

The responsibilities of the Public Works Department encompass an array of services including the following:

2017 Street Paving Plan

On April 25th, the Council approved a street list for this year’s $1.4M paving project, with a proposed list for 2019 $1.9M paving project as well (contingent on potential budget).  The 2019 list is focused on paving many of the neglected dead end and very low volume streets.



The Public Works crew routinely performs street maintenance (signs, striping, potholes, crack sealing, etc.), storm drain clearance, City-wide landscaping, tree maintenance/trimming/care and janitorial services. The Department provides facility maintenance and landscaping for City facilities, including: City Hall, the “Y” at Highway 33 and Maricopa Highway, Libbey Bowl, Boyd Center/Martin Gym, Libbey Park, Sarzotti Park, Skateboard Park, Rotary Park, Cluff Vista Park, and Daly Park. The Department is also responsible for the Police Department and Museum building exteriors and parking lots.  Click here to submit a maintenance service request to the Public Works Staff.

Transportation (Trolley)

The Trolley Department operates the Ojai Trolley Service and coordinates with Gold Coast Transit. This group includes over a dozen part-time trolley drivers who are closely monitored for compliance with State and Federal regulations, and other mandates.  Click here to access the Ojai Trolley website.


Encroachment, special event, facility rental and water well permits are administered by Public Works staff. See “Related Links and Documents” below or call (805) 646-5581 ext 200 for more information.

Nordhoff Cemetery

Public Works maintains the extensive plot and internment records for the Nordohoff cemetery in addition to maintaining the cemetery grounds.

Americans With Disabilities Act – City Compliance with The Law

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a comprehensive Federal civil law that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. The Act requires the city to designate an ADA Coordinator who coordinates the city’s ADA compliance efforts. The Act also requires the city to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to city programs, meetings, activities, and services. Modifications to city policies and/or physical structures are necessary for the city to accomplish this. Click here to learn more.

Waste Tires Recycled Through Street Paving Project


A total of 11,803 passenger car tires were recycled as rubberized asphalt for the City’s Road Rehabilitation Project completed in December of 2015. Various City streets throughout the City benefited from this project. The project was funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The grant program promotes markets and recycled-content surfacing products derived from waste tires generated in California and decrease the environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires.