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About the Department

The Public Works Department is responsible for providing and maintaining the City's infrastructure in a manner that ensures the health, safety, and welfare of the City's residents and visitors. This includes the planning, design, construction, repair and maintenance of City vehicles and equipment, and operations of public land in the following areas:

  • Parks
  • Roadways
  • Sidewalks
  • Sewers and storm drains
  • Public buildings and structures
  • Water production
  • Storage and delivery facilities

Department Divisions

The Public Works Department consists of four divisions:

  • Engineering
  • Maintenance Services
  • Parks
  • Water Utility

Citywide Speed Survey

You might notice what looks like cables across certain streets throughout the City. These are known as road tubes and are used to gather traffic data, including vehicle counts and speeds.


The City of Monterey Park is currently conducting a citywide "Speed Survey." In conformance with State law, vehicle speed laws can only be enforced when the speed limits of a roadway are determined by an Engineering & Traffic Survey, also known as a "Speed Survey." A Speed Survey is an engineering study of the prevailing speeds including a review of the traffic and roadway conditions and accident history, which is typically completed every 5-7 years for streets greater than 40 feet in width, primarily arterial and collector streets. The local residential streets have a presumed speed limit of 25 mph unless a different speed limit is determined by an engineering study. The Speed Survey will provide the basis for the Police Department to enforce traffic speeds in the city.

Information on the New Waste Collection and Recycling Contracts (Effective September 1, 2017)
Please visit the Trash and Recycling webpage.

ADA Policy

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Monterey Park will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. View more information.

Title VI - Anti-Discrimination Program
The Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs that receive federal funding. The City Council approved the Title VI Program in 2013 and the Program Update in October 2016. Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI
The public notice on the city's Title VI Program (PDF) is on display and can be viewed online.

Title VI Complaints

To file a formal complaint, please view the Complaint Procedure and Forms below, which are available in three different languages: English (PDF), Spanish (PDF), and Chinese (PDF).

 Reasonable Modification

The City may allow the reasonable modification of our policies to accommodate the special needs of persons with disabilities in order to allow them to fully utilize our transportation services. Whenever possible a request for a reasonable modification or accommodation shall be filed in advance to the Department of Public Works by  emailing Public Works, by telephone at 626-307-1320, or by mail at 320 W. Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA, 91754.
For questions on this policy, please see the  ADA Public Notice (PDF).
To make a request, please use the Reasonable Modification/Accommodation Request Form (PDF).


The City of Monterey Park is a recipient of grant funding from CalRecycle's Rubberized Asphalt and Concrete Grant Program. For 2016, 17,619 used tires were diverted from California landfills through the repaving of the streets with rubberized asphalt.

Important Documents