Public Works Week Celebration a Big Hit

Residents from the Goleta community filed in on May 21st for family-oriented festivities and to hear what exciting improvements Goleta has in its future from the professionals at the City of Goleta’s Public Works Department. The event was put on by the city in collaboration with the Goleta Water and Sanitary District, MarBorg, and Girl Scouts.

During the event, residents were able to learn about the newly renovated Los Carneros Bridge, roundabouts, and even had the opportunity to look behind the scenes at how some huge machines seen around Goleta actually work. The Public Works staff and the event’s visitors worked together to discuss major upcoming City projects and their benefits.

Public Works Week has been celebrated and sponsored by the American Public Works Association since 1960. Across North America, over 28,000 members within the United States and Canada use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of the contribution Public Works make to their daily lives. This year’s theme of “Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow” represents the dedication public works departments and professionals have toward maintaining city structures and safety for present and future generations.