Public Works

Public Works Staff

Welcome to Public Works!

Public Works is committed to serving the community to provide the best quality of public service. The Public Works Department is responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of public infrastructure, which includes roadways, alleys, water, sewer, drainage, and sidewalk infrastructure, bridges, urban forest, vehicle fleet, public facilities, rights-of-way, street lights, traffic signals and parks.

The Department consists of two primary divisions; Engineering and Field Operations. Our team is comprised of engineers, field operations personnel, and support staff collectively working together to manage City infrastructure to ensure the needs of the community are being met, such as through infrastructure improvements that enhance roadway safety, improve water quality, provide safer sidewalks or provide more recreational opportunities. The department proudly serves to facilitate the needs of residents, businesses, developers, schools, agencies, utility companies and any other entity interested in doing business in the City.

For more information, please explore this website or contact the Public Works Department at (323) 357-9657 for the Engineering Division or (323) 563-5785 for the Field Operations Division. The Engineering Division is available to provide support at the Public Works Counter, located in the City Hall, and will accept walk-ins and appointments. To schedule an appointment, please contact William Orejana 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.  

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:



Staff Directory

Name Title Email Phone
Bravo, Isaac Management Analyst Email 323-563-9579
Camargo, Lorenzo Associate Engineer 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
Deras, Gladis Senior Engineer Email 323-563-9576
Galvan, Alan Engineering Technician Email 323-357-5814
Galvez, William Consultant/Project Manager Email 323-357-9614
Loekman, Michael Principal Civil Engineer Email 323-563-9577
Loera, Jose City Traffic Engineer Email 323-563-9578
Ochoa, Laura Associate Engineer Email 323-357-9661
Osuna, Luis Deputy City Engineer Email 323-563-9582
Saikaly, Elias Consultant/Project Manager Email 323-563-9581
Tang, Kenneth Senior Civil Engineer Email 323-563-9574
Young, Karla 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