Public Works

Public Works Staff

Welcome to Public Works!

Public Works is committed to working alongside the community to provide the best quality of public service to the residents and business owners throughout the City. The Public Works department is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of public facilities and infrastructure within the public right-of-way. Our team is comprised of engineers, field operations personnel, and support staff working collectively to ensure public safety and improved quality of life for the community. For more information, please explore our website.

The Public Works Engineering Division will accept front counter Walk-ins and Appointments. To schedule an appointment, please contact: Alan Galvan at (323) 357-5814 or


Report Water Issues

To report water emergencies during our regular working hours, Monday to Thursday; 6:30 am to 5:00 pm, please call (323) 563-5790Follow link to view public notice.(PDF, 1MB)

To report water emergencies on weekends and afterhours, please call the South Gate Police Department at (323) 563-5436. The Police Dispatcher will contact the on-call personnel for the Water Division.

Residents in the Hollydale area of South Gate are served by Golden State Water Company and must call (800) 999-4033.

Report Sidewalk, Street Tree, and Pothole Issues

Please call (323) 563-5785

Report Streetlight Issues

Please call (323) 563-5773

Report Graffiti Issues

Please call (323) 563-5793

Bulky Item Pick Up and Illegal Dumping

To report illegal dumping, please call (323) 563- 9575

For Bulky item pick up, please call (800) 774-0222

Encroachment Permits:

Encroachment Permits are required to work within the Public Right of Way. For more information on encroachment permits, please click the link.

Plan Check Services:

For projects that have a valuation of over $50,000 and/ or exceed 800 square feet of redevelopment must be reviewed by Public Works. For more information, please follow the link.

South Gate's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federally funded program to increase the number of children who walk or bike to school in the US. Not only is it healthier for the children, but it reduces the number of cars and air pollution around the schools, and creates a more vibrant community. 

To view the full reports, please visit the following link:   South Gate SRTS  

ADA Transition Plan:

The City Council has adopted the ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan for the City of South Gate. To view the full reports, please visit the following link:


**Site Under Construction, please bear with us through this process. For immediate assistance, contact us at 323-357-9657 or


Staff Directory

Name Title Email Phone
Camargo, Lorenzo Engineering Technician Email 323-357-5814
Cendejas, Liz Senior Secretary (Public Works Administration) Email 323-563-9567
Cervantes, Arturo Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works Email 323-563-9567
Chavez, Victor Associate Engineer Email 323-357-9661
Deras, Gladis Senior Engineer Email 323-563-9576
Galvan, Alan Engineering Aide Email 323-357-9660
Loera, Jose City Traffic Engineer Email 323-563-9578
Medina, Alma Management Analyst Email 323-563-9579
Murga, Emilio Consultant/Project Manager Email 323-357-9614
Rico, John Assistant Engineer Email 323-563-9594
Saikaly, Elias Consultant/Project Manager Email 323-563-9581
Tang, Kenneth Senior Civil Engineer Email 323-563-9574
Turdevich, Erika Office Assistant Email 323-357-9657

4244 Santa Ana Street
South Gate, CA 90280



Name Title Email Phone
Aviles, Omar Street Foreman Email 323-357-5805
Montanez, Abelino Street Foreman Email 323-357-9650
Quintero, Jorge Street Foreman Email 323-357-5806

Water Division

4244 Santa Ana Street
South Gate, CA 90280



Name Title Email Phone
Ananda, Ana Consultant/Water Engineer Email 323-563-5769
Bonilla, January Secretary (Water Division) Email 323-563-5790
Castillo, Chris Water Division Manager Email 323-563-5779
Cortez, Oscar Water Leadworker Email 323-357-9654
Dhayer, Dan Water System Lead Operator Email 323-357-9653
Hernandez, Ramiro Water Operations Foreman Email 323-563-5796
Munoz, Oscar Water Distribution Foreman Email 323-357-5803