The Street Division is divided into two sections: Streets and Landscape. This Division is responsible for maintaining the city's, streets, sidewalks, trees, landscaped medians, parkways, slope areas, removing graffiti, trash removal and the street sweeping within the city right of way.
It is the Street division's goal to provide courteous and prompt service to the citizens of Camarillo. Please do not hesitate to report any street and landscape maintenance concerns. Office hours are from 7:00A.M. to 5:00P.M. Monday through Friday. Division phone number is 805-388-5338.
Streets: Major street improvements are contracted out as a Capital Improvement Project (CIP's). Those projects are managed by the Capital Improvement Division (insert). Most small localized repairs can be done with in-house City of Camarillo personnel. Click on the following links for more information.
Examples of Pavement Markings are the double yellow lines in the center of some streets, white lane lines, white stop bars, bike lane edge lines etc. Pavement marking is important because it identifies the vehicle lanes, bike lanes, turn pockets and stop bars among other pavement markings. Over time, pavement markings become faded. Many of the city's pavement markings are redone as part of Capital Improvement Projects (CIP's). Some markings fade before CIP's can redo them. City staff can repaint small sections of faded pavement marking when that becomes necessary. Please call (insert) the streets division if you see areas of faded pavement markings.
There are many different kinds of street signs throughout the City of Camarillo. Examples are:
No Left Turn
Street Name i.e. Holly Ridge Drive
Over time signs will fade and/or become damaged as a result of an accident or vandalism. The city is responsible for maintaining most signs within the city's right of way. Some signs belong to other agencies like Caltrans and fall under their maintenance responsibility. If you see a faded or damaged sign within the city right of way please call the street division (insert) so we can get it repaired or notify the appropriate agency so they can get it repaired.
In most cases pot holes develop in an Asphalt Street when the ground under the asphalt begins to fail. There are several other reasons a pot hole could develop but one of the most common is because cracks develop in the asphalt which allows water drain into the ground under street. The city has a pavement management plan which helps minimize that from occurring but some pot holes do develop. If you see a pot hole please contact (insert) the street division.
Damaged sidewalks can occur when tree roots lift up portions of sidewalk causing them to break or become uneven. We call this condition an elevation change. Depending on the severity of the damage sidewalk (or elevation change), the city will either grind down the concrete with a grinding machine or do a temporary asphalt ramp. If an asphalt ramp is used, the location will be tracked and scheduled for a more permanent repair using in house staff or included on an upcoming Capital Improvement Project (CJP). If you see some damaged sidewalk please contact (insert) the street division.
Damaged Curb and Gutters
Damaged Curb and gutters can also occur when tree roots lift up portions of the curb and gutter. Having a raised curb and gutter can restrict surface water from flowing from our streets into our catch basins as designed. If you see a raised curb and gutter please contact (insert) the street division.
Landscape: Tree trimming care, Landscape maintenance and Street Sweeping are contracted service. The Streets division is responsible for managing those contracts. Click on the following links for more information.
City trees are an important part of how our city feels and looks. The more trees we have, the better for the environment and for the appearance of our city. Maintenance for city trees is a contracted service. Trees are maintained on a systematic grid basis that depends on the species type and growth patterns.
Leaf litter and seed droppings are a nature cycle of having trees. Damaged hardscape (sidewalks, asphalt streets, curb and gutter) is at times, also a byproduct of having trees planted in a city environment, aka an urban forest. Regularly scheduled street sweeping and hardscape repairs are maintenance activities that the city has committed to in order to help keep and maintain a healthy urban forest.
City maintained trees are rarely removed. But on the rare the occasion, when it is deemed a safety issue (heavily diseased or insect infested) to the public, the City of Camarillo will remove a city tree.
The city also has small in-house tree trimming crew that can address tree limbs hanging too low over sidewalks, streets, limbs blocking signs, street lights and/or traffic signals.
If you see a tree maintenance concern please contact (insert) the street division.
Landscaping at Constitution Park, Dizdar Park, City Hall, Camarillo Library, Old Town Camarillo, Metrolink Station, Arterial Parkways/Medians and Slope areas are contracted services. Some of the services included in this contract are irrigating, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, weed abatement, mulch spreading and trash removal. Landscaping is very labor intensive and water consuming maintenance activity. This division works very closely with the contractor to use best management practices to maintain our city landscaping to a very high standard and at the same time using as little water as possible. A centralized irrigation controller system, more efficient irrigation heads and emitters is helping the city to achieve progress in accomplishing more with less. We have also introduced more drought resistant and tolerant plant material.
The appearance of our city landscaping is something our city leaders are very proud, our citizens have come to expect and staff is committed to maintaining at a very high landscaping standard. If you see a landscaping maintenance concern please contact (insert) the street division.
City street sweeping is a contracted service used to help keep our city streets clean and looking good. City arterial streets (Ponderosa, Adolfo, Mission Oaks, Daily, etc.) are sweep every week on Mondays and depending on the time of year could roll over into Tuesdays. Residential streets are swept every other week. Click on the link (insert link to maps here) to see a city street sweeping map. If the map shows your neighborhood as being swept on Wednesdays the next time you neighborhood would be swept again would be 2 weeks from that Wednesday. Contact the street division (insert) to find out the last time your street was swept.
Removal Graffiti is a crime that will not be tolerated. If you see graffiti occurring do not attempt to stop it, call the Camarillo Police Department (insert) .. The City of Camarillo is committed to removing graffiti within city property or on city assets (street furniture, decorative street lights, etc.) within 24 hours Monday through Friday upon being notified. If graffiti is reported Saturday, Sunday or a holiday it will be removed on the next business day. Graffiti on or within private property should be reported to the code compliance division (insert) so they can contact the property owner and have the graffiti removed as soon as possible. Graffiti on Caltrans property should be reported to their office (insert) so they can have it removed as soon as possible. If you notice graffiti on city property or are unsure of who to report graffiti to, please contact (insert) the street division.