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68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Email the Planning Department
7:00am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
The Engineering Department reviews and checks grading plans, street and drainage plans and issues public encroachment permits and utility permits related to private development. The Department maintains a variety of engineering records, maps, plans and other technical reports and documents. It provides a wide variety of technical support and assistance to other departments and divisions throughout the City.
Engineering also assures that all private street improvements are designed and installed in accordance with City standards and codes and to assure compliance with the State Subdivision Map Act. This activity includes setting development conditions for improvements and dedications, the processing of street and easement vacation requests, lot line adjustments, parcel mergers and the preparation and processing of varied dedications and conveyances of land and easements to the City for public uses. It also includes record map checking, as well as improvement plan checking and review.
The Department provides ongoing traffic engineering services to the City. These include conducting speed surveys, traffic counts, investigating traffic safety problem areas, accident data review, making recommendations for solutions and other related studies and programs. Based on these studies and data, public works projects are initiated to improve public street safety.
Activities and their objectives
Provides consultation and legal advice, both orally and in writing, as requested by City Council or City Manager.
Provides legal support, including legal advice and civic and criminal litigations, for the enforcement of City codes.
In coordination with the City Council
Prepares ordinances, resolutions, agreements and other documents as needed.
Engineering Department Staff
|John A. Corella, P.E.
Director of Engineering/Public Works
Senior Administrative Analyst
Development Project Manager
|David Faessel, P.E.