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Capital Improvement Program

Program Description

The Capital Improvements Division ensures quality design, oversight, construction and renovation of the City's transportation system and infrastructure in order to secure a high quality of life for Petaluma's residents, businesses and visitors.

This Division performs the following services:

  1. design of roads, bridges, and adequate lighting for the City's streets and roadways;
  2. design, oversight and coordination of the City's transportation system and building infrastructure/capital improvement projects to assure safe, high-quality City infrastructure;
  3. post-design engineering work, surveying, project inspection and contract administrative functions for capital improvements.

The Division also maintains a Pavement Management System (PMS). The City maintains a database of all streets with a uniformly calculated numeric rating of the condition of the pavement. A computer program, using the calculated conditions, computes the most cost-efficient way to use the available budget to maintain our streets.


The Capital Improvement Program is funded from many sources, including gas taxes, traffic mitigation fees, community facilities funds, special assessment district funds, state and federal grants, and interest earnings. Although the CIP Division is within the Public Works Department, division staff oversee Petaluma Community Development Commission (redevelopment) funded projects as well. Expenditures vary based on the funding source, but are for construction, maintenance, repair, improvement or lighting of streets, and alleys and City facilities.

Contact Information

11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4303
fax: 707.206.6034
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Thursday

Director, Public Works and Utilities
Dan St. John, F.ASCE
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4546
Fax: 707.206.6034

Assistant Director, Public Works and Utilities
Jason Beatty
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4514
Fax: 707.206.6034

City Engineer/Flood Plain Administrator
Gina Benedetti-Petnic, C.E.
11 English St
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4311

Airport & Marina Manager
Joshua McKeighan
601 Sky Ranch Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4404
fax: 707.778.4405

Transit Manager, Jared Hall
555 North McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4460
fax: 707.776.3799

Capital Improvements

Petaluma Trolley document links -

2013 Trestle Project Final Design

2003 Cultural resources Trolley Route (available in the Planning Department)

Historic Structure Report 2007

Limited Structural Assessment 2007

Wood Evaluation 2007