Public Works and Green Energy Projects

Highlights 2015

  • Public Works delivered $13.5 million of roadway and airport projects that include safety improvements on Marsh Creek Road as well as complete streets projects to improve bicycle and pedestrian access to schools and to improve walkability.
  • Public Works completed 33 projects on County facilities totaling $42.5 million. These include solar installations at 7 sites to further the County’s goals to be more energy efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as completion of the Antioch Health Center (by end of 2015). 
  • Public Works purchased and put into service 9 additional electric vehicles and increased the number of charging stations, continuing effort to “green” the fleet and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Public Works worked with PG&E to convert streetlights in unincorporated communities to LED to improve reliability, energy efficiency and lighting.

Highlights 2014

Flood Control

  • Completed construction of the Upper Sand Creek Detention Basin which will improve flood protection for Antioch and Oakley.  The project included habitat restoration and provides opportunities for park facilities for the community.  We partnered with the Friends of Marsh Creek and held a successful ribbon cutting and volunteer planting effort.  The project was recognized by the Northern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association as Project of the Year.
  • Working with the County Administrator’s office, we were successful in legislative efforts to de-authorize the Lower Walnut Creek Channel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ oversight allowing us to plan and build a project with local control.  We will be implementing a community based planning process for lower Walnut Creek that will include regional agencies, environmental groups and local businesses.  In addition to flood control, the project will also include habitat restoration and recreational elements.

Maintenance Operations

  • Completed the data collection for a three year study comparing the use of goat/sheep grazing to herbicides for vegetation management in our flood control facilities.  The study results and report should be completed before the end of the year.

Capital Projects – Facilities

Managed 68 capital projects with a total project cost of $93 million including new constructions, major remodels, energy systems and landscaping projects.  Major projects include:

  • Completion of the Martinez Wellness Center, a new 10,000 square foot, single-story, outpatient health center which includes a mental health clinic.
  • Completion of the Crisis Residential Facility, also known as the “Hope House,” which is a 24-hours residential treatment program.

Capital Projects – Public Infrastructure

  • Delivered a $13 million capital improvement program for roadway, bridge, drainage and airport projects that include safety improvements on Marsh Creek, Deer Valley and Camino Tassajara Roads, as well as bike and pedestrian improvements in several communities and two bridge replacement projects.
  • Land Development/Floodplain Management
  • Processed 409 Land Development reviews for new applications, improvement plans and impacts to flood control facilities.

Contact Friends of Mary Nejedly Piepho

P.O. Box 1014, Brentwood, CA 94513

FPPC ID# 1254519

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