The Engineering Division of the Community Development Department designs and constructs public facilities and reviews public improvements constructed by private property development. The Engineering Division is comprised of the Capital Improvement Section, Development Services Section, and Construction Inspection Services.
The City of Pleasanton Engineering Division is located in the Civic Center Building, 200 Old Bernal Avenue, in the downtown complex next to the Library and Police Station. You can contact us at (925) 931-5650. We are open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Residents can come to the counter to obtain encroachment permits, flood zone information, lot and tract maps, bid packages, and to discuss general concerns pertaining to the City utility infrastructure. Qualified engineers are on duty at all times during the hours of operation to answer questions and assist with any issues related to the Engineering Division.
Elements of the Division - The Engineering Division is organized in three sections and employs 15 full-time employees.
Capital Improvement Section - This Section prepares the plans, specifications and contract documents for the construction of public improvements throughout the City, including roadway improvements, utility pipelines, pump stations, bridges, trails, and public buildings. This Section works closely with other Divisions and Departments within the City to determine specific needs, performance standards, and priorities for projects identified in the Capital Improvement Program adopted by City Council every two years. The Capital Improvement Program establishes funding and timelines for public projects. The Capital Improvement Section also serves the public at the permit counter in issuing encroachment permits to allow temporary access to the public right-of-way. The Capital Improvement Section also administers the City’s Pavement Management System, determining which streets are repaved or reconstructed each year.
Development Services Section - This Section works closely with private developers, the developers’ engineers, and the public in the review and approval of subdivision maps and improvement plans. This Section assures that the City’s standards for the construction of public improvements are met and that the proposed subdivision of private property is in conformance with the State Subdivision Map Act as well as local ordinances.
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Construction Inspection Section - This Section provides inspection of public project designs during construction and assures that approved plans and specifications are followed during the construction of public projects. Examples of public improvement projects include construction of, and repair and improvements to public streets, utility pipelines, pump stations, bridges, trails, public buildings, and public parking lots. This section also works closely with outside utility companies that use the public right of way for the routing of their facilities by issuing encroachment permits to control the time, place, and manner of construction in public streets.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS – (Now available for download)
Pursuant to Assembly Bill No. 2036, the City of Pleasanton is providing a PDF copy of plans and specification for Capital Improvement Projects available for download via an FTP site. Contractors interested in submitting a bid must contact the City of Pleasanton Engineering Department at 925 931-5650 to be included on a bidders list to receive notification of plan updates and addendums. Plans, Specifications, and all Bid Proposal and Contract Documents may be obtained at the Engineering Counter of the City of Pleasanton, 200 Old Bernal Avenue, PO Box 520, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Please pay special attention to INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS and NOTICE OF BIDDERS to ensure compliance with City of Pleasanton Bid procedures and time frame of bidding. Electronic bid submittals are NOT accepted. Projects are also available for viewing at City Bids webpage. Click here to be directed to City Bids’ page
The City of Pleasanton has developed and maintains Standard Specifications and Standard Details that supplement project plans and specifications. In addition to the City Standards, the City has adopted Caltrans May 2006 Standard Plans and Specifications as a supplement to the City Specifications and Standard Plans. City of Pleasanton Standard Specifications and Standard Details are available for download or purchase at 200 Old Bernal Avenue, PO Box 520, Pleasanton, CA 94566
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The City of Pleasanton is located in the eastern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, in Alameda County. Less than 5% of the City of Pleasanton is in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). The City of Pleasanton has worked with FEMA to eliminate the majority of the City’s special flood hazard areas (100-year flood zone). A copy of the Flood Insurance Rate Map is available for review at the Engineering Division at 200 Old Bernal Avenue. Very few properties within Pleasanton require mandatory flood insurance. Please refer to the brochures below regarding flood insurance and for additional information.
The City of Pleasanton participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which makes federally-backed flood insurance available for all eligible buildings, whether they are in a floodplain or not. Flood insurance covers direct losses caused by surface flooding, including a river flowing over its banks, a lake or ocean storm, and local drainage problems. As part of this program, Flood Insurance rates are offered to residences at a reduced price.
To receive additional general flood information, please contact the Engineering Division at (925) 931-5650. If you have a specific site request, please contact our Flood Plain Information Message Center at (925) 931-5649 and leave your name, telephone number, property address, and the type of information you need. Electronic requests can also be submitted, click here.
For Additional Information: www.fema.gov
MEASURE B FUNDING
In an effort to ensure a commitment to improve traffic congestion and transportation, Alameda County taxpayers approved a one-half cent sales tax for transportation projects. The ballot measure, Measure B, was overwhelmingly approved by County Voters in 2000. The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) oversees Measure B, its funding, and the implementation of projects and programs by the communities that receive those funds. Measure B funding received annually is used for local street and road improvements, paratransit operations, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements. For additional information about your local Measure B funding, click here.
For Additional Information about VRF and Measure B funding: www.alamedactc.org
VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE (VRF) FUNDING
In an effort to improve the County’s transportation network, reduce traffic congestion, and vehicle related pollution, Alameda County taxpayers approved a $10 per year vehicle registration fee for transportation projects. The ballot measure, Measure F, was overwhelmingly approved by county voters in 2012 with 63% of the vote. The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) oversees Measure F, its funding, and the implementation of projects and programs by the communities who receive those funds. Approximately 60% of Measure F funding is allocated directly to local agencies to be put towards the maintenance and improvement of essential transportation services and facilities. The City of Pleasanton applies 100% of those funds toward local streets and transportation related Capital Improvement Projects. For additional information about how Pleasanton spent your local VRF funding, click here.
For Additional Information about VRF and Measure B funding: www.alamedactc.org
CAL RECYCLE GRANT FUNDING
CalRecycle is the state's leading authority on recycling, waste reduction, and product reuse. Officially known as the Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery; CalRecycle plays an important role in the stewardship of California's vast resources and promotes innovation in technology to encourage economic and environmental sustainability. CalRecycle provides grant funding for local agencies to encourage the use of recycled and innovative products. The City of Pleasanton received a $55,000 grant which was applied towards our Annual Resurfacing of Various City Streets, CIP 125003, which utilized a rubberized chip seal that contained recycled tires. The rubberized chip seal was placed on thirty various streets within the community, and redirected 2,345 tires from going into landfills.
For Additional Information about Cal Recycle: www.calrecycle.ca.gov