A restructuring of departments and divisions at Beverly Hills City Hall intends to improve efficiency and customer relations, according to officials.
This includes within the newly formed Capital Assets Department, one of two departments in the reorganization of the Public Works and Transportation Department.
“I believe that this new city structure will result in a more focused leadership and greatly improve communications and customer service,” said City Manager Jeff Kolin.
The new Public Works Services department will be headed by George Chavez, formerly the city’s building official. His new responsibilities are utilities, including water and solid waste, infrastructure maintenance and parking operations.
David Yelton, the plan review and inspection manager, will serve as interim building official until recruitment is completed.
The newly formed Capital Assets Department, headed by Deputy City Manager David Lightner, is responsible for project administration, civil engineering and property management. This department will manage city infrastructure projects and city-owned real estate.
The Traffic and Transportation Engineering division has moved from Public Works to Community Development under Director Susan Healy Keene.
“Public Works Services will be able to concentrate on providing high-quality water and solid waste services to the community as well as launching new green initiatives," Kolin added. "Transportation is a great fit for community development because traffic issues are such an important part of city planning. And Capital Assets will be able to focus on maximizing the value of city-owned assets and making sure city construction projects run smoothly.”
City programs will remain unchanged and all staff contact information, including phone extensions and email addresses, are the same.