• Here's a glance at how the Public Works & Transportation Department impacted SLO County and its residents in 2014.
  • This is how the Public Works & Transportation allocated its budgetary and staff resources in 2014.

What We Do

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works and Transportation Department provides a wide range of public infrastructure services to safely and efficiently move traffic on the 1.310 miles of county roadways. The department performs engineering and surveying reviews of proposed land development, administers and operates various water and wastewater wholesale and retail facilities, and has been the long-term master water planner.

Big News in 2014

SLO County Public Works Receives Prestigious Accreditation

APWA accreditationThe County’s Public Works and Transportation Department had a lot of reasons to celebrate in 2014, but paramount among them was the news that the department received a rare and prestigious accreditation for going above and beyond nationally established management practices.

The department became the 96th agency in North America and 12th in the State of California to receive the American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation.

The department began the accreditation process in October 2011.

“This award demonstrates that our department is dedicated to continuous improvement and assessment of our policies, procedures, and practices,” said Public Works Director Wade Horton. “The heroes of this prestigious award are the Public Works staff, who work diligently to make San Luis Obispo County a great community.”

For the department’s Accreditation review, a team of public works professionals from Bettendorf, IA; Fairfield, OH; Eugene, OR; and Kansas City, MO, completed a thorough evaluation of operations during their October, 2014 site visit.

“It’s great to have the County of San Luis Obispo Public Works and Transportation Department reach full compliance with their practices. I commend their continued and renewed commitment to the detailed review of the agency’s policies and procedures to qualify,” said APWA Director of Accreditation Ann Daniels.

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