Public Works Maintenance

yellow bulldozer on sidewalk
yellow bulldozer

The City of El Monte Public Works Maintenance Division is dedicated to providing City residents the highest level of service to ensure optimum maintenance including: street, curb and sidewalk repair, graffiti abatement, sewer maintenance, street signage, traffic signal and street light maintenance, parkway tree maintenance and street sweeping.

The Division prides itself in assisting residents in emergency situations and/or extreme weather conditions as well as supporting community events. Three standby crews are on duty 24-hours a day, 365 days a year for emergencies. Police personnel can reach these emergency standby crews via a paging system. In case of extreme emergency situations, the Superintendent, Supervisors and Secretarial Staff, are all on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Building Maintenance

orange truckThis crew is comprised of a Public Works Maintenance Supervisor, Carpenter’s Helper, and two Maintenance Workers. 

All City buildings, including park buildings, are maintained and necessary structural and cosmetic repairs are made to both interiors and exteriors. Maintenance includes lighting, heating and cooling, remodeling, etc. This crew has performed major reconstruction and construction of City-owned buildings. The Maintenance Workers provide delivery of supplies, perform janitorial functions and facility cleanup and assist other crews with building maintenance functions as needed.

Concrete & Asphalt


A four-man crew repairs potholes, curb and gutter, sidewalks and installation of wheelchair ramps as needed.

Fleet Maintenance


The Fleet Maintenance Department is responsible for all maintenance and repair work performed on approximately 170 pieces of equipment of the City’s vehicle and equipment fleet. This Department consists of a Heavy Equipment Mechanic/ Lead-worker, a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and an Equipment Mechanic. This Department has also assisted the Police Department in designing, rebuilding and/or building specialized vehicles and equipment.

Sign Shop

This crew produces and maintains 960 stop signs, street signs, parking signs, etc. within the City. All repairs are made and signs are maintained to ensure the safety of flowing traffic and pedestrians. This shop also maintains over 28,000 miscellaneous signs throughout the City.

Street Striping / PaintingYellow street stripes

All Traffic Legends, as well as pedestrian crosswalks, school zones, red curbs, etc. are maintained on a regular and as-needed basis.