Charles Abbott Associates, under contract with the City, provides all Building and Safety, Planning, Code Enforcement, City Engineering/Public Works and Environmental Services for Hidden Hills.
Building and Safety/Planning Department
Dirk Lovett, City Engineer, Planning Director, Public Works Director
City Engineering/Public Works
The City Engineering Department is responsible for the City’s infrastructure and those improvements associated with new development. Maps and plans are reviewed, and inspections are performed by the Engineering Department to ensure compliance with local and state standards, as well as proper engineering principles. The Engineering Department also provides floodplain management, along with storm-water-quality monitoring and enforcement. City Engineering works closely with the Planning and Building and Safety Departments on new developments, particularly on those projects involving subdivisions, grading, drainage, traffic, street improvements and/or utilities. The Public Works Department deals with improvements to and the maintenance of the City’s capital improvements (streets, storm drain, City facilities, etc.). Solid waste (trash collection and recycling) is a function of Public Works. In addition, the Public Works Department coordinates with other agencies and the City’s utility companies. Encroachment permits are issued by the Public Works Department for work within the City’s right of way.