Public Works / Scott Mozier, PE

Welcome to the Department of Public Works

The Public Works Department focuses on building and maintaining the critical backbone infrastructure of the City such as streets, sidewalks, traffic signals, streetlights, median islands, street trees, landscaping, trails, and public facilities to support the goals of neighborhood revitalization, economic development, public safety, sustainability, and air quality.

The Department implements these goals through providing various services such as transportation planning, infrastructure plan review and approval, Permit inspections, Impact fee administration, Traffic operations, Project management, Design services, Right-of-Way acquisition, Construction management, Facilities management, Community Facilities Districts (CFD’s), Street maintenance and, Landscape maintenance

The Department’s mission of Building a Better Fresno summarizes these services and the commitment of its staff to serve the citizens of Fresno.

Key People


Scott Mozier

PE Director

Welcome to the City of Fresno Public Works Department, where we have approximately 380 employees dedicated to the mission of Building a Better Fresno. We are a diverse department made of six operating divisions who work in close coordination to deliver services to our 540,000 residents every day. We are responsible for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of our network of expressways, major arterials, neighborhood streets, bicycle lanes, and trails throughout the City.

We deliver public infrastructure projects in a timely and cost-effective manner for a variety of City departments and for a wide variety of projects such as parks, sewer, and water facilities, public buildings, street resurfacing, pedestrian/bicycle projects and traffic flow improvements. We maintain not only the 3,700 lane miles of streets but also the sidewalks, street lighting, traffic signals, street sweeping operations, landscaped median islands and buffers, parks and open space landscaping, our urban forest of street trees, trails and numerous City buildings. Our graffiti team provides timely response to all graffiti calls throughout the city with a 7-day operation. We review, approve and inspect all improvements in the public right-of-way for new residential, commercial and industrial development throughout the City.

The Department also oversees the Citywide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) program and facilitates meetings for the Disability Advisory Commission (DAC) and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). We hope you find the information you need on our web site and welcome any questions you may have.

Scott Mozier, PE
Department of Public Works – Director


Brian Russell

Assistant Director, Street Maintenance Landscaping

Brian Russell joined the City of Fresno in 1994 in the Street Maintenance Division as a Maintenance Worker. Over the years he served as a Heavy Equipment Operator, Supervisor, Superintendent, and Manager, and now serves as Assistant Director of Public Works. In his current role, he oversees 300 staff members across Street Maintenance, Traffic Signals and Street Lights, Landscape Maintenance (both park and street landscape), Urban Forestry, and the Graffiti Abatement Divisions.

Brian has extensive experience with delivering paving, concrete, and neighborhood infrastructure projects. He leads the Department in emergency preparedness and stormwater management, and master’s requirements contracts, service contracts, interagency agreements, as well as organized labor contracts. Brian serves as a director in the American Public Works Association which supports and improves public works programs throughout North America.

Brian grew up in Fresno and earned his bachelor’s in business from Grand Canyon University.


Jill Gormley, TE

Assistant Director, Traffic Engineering Division

Jill Gormley serves as the Assistant Director of the City of Fresno’s Public Works Department Traffic and Engineering Services Division. In her role she collaborates regularly in regional transportation planning efforts with the Active Transportation Advisory Committee, Fresno Council of Governments, Caltrans, and the City’s departments of Planning & Development and Transportation/Fresno Area Express.

Jill was instrumental in developing the City of Fresno’s Complete Streets Policy and Residential Traffic Calming Program and has logged countless hours supporting the City’s successful applications for the Veterans Boulevard BUILD grant, US DOT Vision Zero Safety Action Plan, California Avenue Complete Streets project and numerous others. She faithfully supports strong community engagement efforts, as demonstrated through the Truck Rerouting Study, Active Transportation Plan update and community plan updates throughout the City.

Director’s Message

Message from the Director of Public Works from the City of Fresno

Urban Forest Management Plan

Please email [email protected] to provide feedback on the the Urban Forest Management Plan

Community Truck Reroute Study

South Central Fresno AB 617 Community Truck Reroute Study and related Health Assessment

Developer Doorway

Shared current and upcoming infrastructure improvements

Road Restrictions and Closures

Construction, Cal Trans and Fresno County Road Closures


Public Works featured Announcements and Highlights

Capital Improvement Projects

Subdivisions and Permits, High-Speed Rail and more

Land Development

Administers the exaction, collection and record of development impact fees

Sustainability Division

Committed to making City facilities and operations efficient

Traffic Engineering

Provides for the safe and efficient movement

Street Maintenance

Streets & landscape maintenance of our city streets and more

Title VI Policy

Ensuring that no person is excluded or denied programs benefits

Bicycles Facilities

Encourage safe transportation diversity

Schedule an Appointment Today!

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Appointments are available Monday – Friday 9AM – 4PM

If you have any questions regarding the QLess System please contact the Department of Public Works at (559) 621-8650.