A port is not considered a traditional municipality, but port maintenance is public works too.
LAC spoke with representatives from Orange County (CA) and the City of Irvine (CA) about the NPDES compliance programs used in these agencies.
In Pinellas County this is exactly what occurred. There was strong pressure to contract costly mowing performed by the County employees to contractors.
LAC, in conjunction with the Maintenance Superintendents Association (MSA), performed a day long training session on maintenance system functions and applications.
Harry Lorick spoke at the Northern California APWA Public Works Institute.
Volusia County, Florida implemented an outside performance review of several operational areas.
While work crews move quickly to provide services, administrators are busy scheduling and prioritizing work, directing communications, managing efforts between local and federal agencies, and ensuring that the field work effort is being tracked and accounted for according to FEMA requirements.
Pinellas and St. Johns Counties in Florida independently evaluated their processes, selected and applied different maintenance systems and technologies and yet—both had similar results.
It is time to make tough decisions on eqiupment use and optimization.
In addition to picnic areas and playgrounds, parks can include equestrian trails, hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, beaches, boat ramps, and historical landmarks.
Port maintenance is very similar to public works with similar assets to manage - streets, traffic, buildings, fleets, utilities, and stormwater.
In this time of diminishing available resources, one county will describe how they were able to meet declining revenues and lower available resources while maintaining their core services and increasing key service levels.
Every agency needs to know the cost to do their work, whether it’s patching a pothole, repairing a guardrail, or cleaning a sewer line.