It’s National Public Works Week! During this week each year, cities around the nation take time to demonstrate what “public works” means, celebrate accomplishments, and raise awareness of the contributions public works has on our community.
A BUSY TEAM
Here at the City of Petaluma, our Public Works & Utilities (PW&U) team works on projects that touch all areas of life in town. From streets to traffic signals to water to the airport, marina, transit, and more, PW&U keeps our city running smoothly through managing various critical element of our infrastructure.
ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY
In addition to making sure our infrastructure is functioning safely (no small job!), PW&U works hard to keep the people of Petaluma informed about projects and works closely with the community to ensure their needs are being met. This communication and collaboration with the community is referred to as “community engagement” or “public engagement”. Simply put, it is sharing the story of what the City is doing, and listening to what our community thinks and needs. Tools we use to inform and engage the community can include:
- Newspaper ads
- Social media posts
- Project webpages with info and sign-up forms to receive updates
- News posts on cityofpetaluma.org
- Public meetings and workshops
- Meetings with key community stakeholders
- One-on-one conversations with community members
Below are some projects our PW&U team is currently working on that you may have heard of. Please click the links below to learn more, and feel free to sign up to receive project updates if you’re interested!