Public invited to Open House for Public Works Week in Concord

May 10, 2014 14:00 pm · 3 comments

The Concord Public Works Department invites the public to an open house on Wednesday, May 21 to tour the City Garage and Parks Maintenance Division offices at the City’s Corporation Yard.

The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At its meeting on May 6, the City Council proclaimed May 18-24 as Public Works Week in Concord. The week honors the often-unsung heroes employed by the City to serve the community in maintaining Concord’s infrastructure. Each year, the Public Works Department highlights one of its divisions, which includes Parks Services (medians, street trees, open space and parks), Facilities Maintenance (City’s public buildings), Infrastructure Maintenance (streets, sewers, traffic signals and signs), and this year’s designee, Fleet Management.

The public is invited to tour the garage at 2360 Bisso Lane where the crew provides maintenance, repair and replacement for 261 City vehicles – cars, trucks, vans and field equipment. The garage also provides repair and maintenance services to seven other local government agencies.

Professional service technicians will be on hand to talk about garage operations and explain specialized repair equipment. Participants can also tour the offices of the Parks Division, which are now located next door in the former CitiArts building at 1425 Gasoline Alley. As an efficiency measure, Parks offices have been consolidated into one facility.

For more information about the open house, contact Fleet Manager Jeff Roubal at 925-671-3147 or by email

Concord Jet May 10, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Just to inform u there are protesters on the corner of Galinda where the police station is it looks aggressive that they block the traffic I saw the protest at 500pm it might announce on clay cord later we will find what they protesting about

@Concord Jet May 10, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I doubt the protesters will still be there on the 21st. You should be safe.

I think this sounds pretty interesting. I just might have to go.

utterly fascinating May 10, 2014 at 9:30 PM

I doubt there will be a large turn out for this, especially in the middle of the work week, but I think the idea is great. Public institutions SHOULD make themselves available for public inspection and scrutiny, even something as uninteresting as a corporation yard. Maybe some aspiring city workers can get a valuable peek behind the scenes. I applaud the city for putting open government into practice.

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