Engineering

Roles & Responsibilities
The Engineering Division is responsible for overseeing engineering standards, permitting, design and the on-going improvements within the city rights of way (e.g., city streets, traffic circulation, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, park strip / landscaping areas, wastewater and storm drain collection systems) as well as the development of Master Plans, Impact Fee Nexus studies, and the implementation of the Capital Improvement Budget (CIB).

The CIB encompasses the following areas:
  • Fire Facilities
  • Library Facilities
  • Park Facilities
  • Police Facilities
  • Public Facilities
  • Wastewater Collection System
  • SCRWA (South County Regional Wastewater Authority)
  • Storm Drain System
  • Traffic Circulation
  • Water System
The Engineering Division is responsible for special programs such as the 80/20 Sidewalk Program, Storm Water Management Program, Sanitary Sewer Management Program, Pavement Management Program, and Urban Water Management Plan.

The Engineering Division also reviews permit applications and provides inspections for all residential, commercial and industrial developments.

Gilroy 80/20 Sidewalk Program
Repair or replacement of damaged sidewalks has been an important issue in the City of Gilroy for many years.  Over the years the city has operated various programs that have shared costs with property owners for the repair of damaged sidewalks.  Please use the Sidewalk Information Documents links to the right for more information.