Ana Tabuena-Ruddy named new Assistant Director, StreetsLA.

Public Works/Street Services has named Ana Tabuena-Ruddy as its new Assistant Director; chief of Urban Forestry, Street Maintenance, and...

Chief Sustainability Officer leaves to take on Seattle transportation.

Greg Spotts, currently the City’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Officer of Public Works/Street Services, is headed to Seattle...

City’s plan to electrify its vehicles continues with new EVs.

Both the LADWP and Public Works/StreetsLA are welcoming new electric vehicles to their fleets. Many departments are replacing their gasoline vehicles with electric alternatives...

Longtime City Engineer Gary Lee Moore retires, is replaced by Ted Allen.

On July 29, the City Council held a special farewell to City Engineer Gary Lee Moore on his retirement as the second longest serving City Engineer. Ted Allen, Deputy City Engineer, was approved by the City Council as the...

Three Sanitation employees named best younger than 40.

Three Public Works/Sanitation and Environment staff members were named part of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ “40 Under 40” awardees...

Lisa Mowery, Sanitation CFO, is honored as she retires after 30 years of...

Lisa Mowery, CFO, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment, was named one of of the “Women Engineers You Should Know” by the Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers...

Engineer Julie Allen promoted to Sanitation Assistant Director

Julie Allen, who led the effort to design and build the biggest bridge/viaduct project in City history, was promoted in April to Assistant Director of Clean Water at Public Works’ Sanitation and Environment bureau...

Blanca Calderon named to Hispanic engineers association.

In May, Blanca Calderon, Civil Engineering Associate II, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment, was elected to a leadership position...

City responds to climate crisis, giving special attention to underserved areas.

The City’s response to the growing climate crisis – and the way the crisis unfairly affects underserved areas – is heating up, so to speak. LA’s new Climate Emergency Mobility Office (CEMO) is on its feet and hard at work addressing these growing needs. Alive! first reported on the CEMO office in May 2021 after its creation in January that year.

Ambassador program shares the recycling message.

Public Works’ Sanitation and Environment has been re-introducing its Ambassador Program over the last several months. They recently...