Public Works Director
Clifford Maurer is the Director of Public Works. He oversees the whole department, which includes: Administration, Engineering, Facilities Management, Fleet Management, Streets Operations and Infrastructure Management, Transportation Planning and Parking, and Water Resources Divisions.
Cliff brings a strong background in facilities management, sustainable practices, energy management, contracting and procurement. Before joining the City, he was the Director of Public Services & Engineering for the City of Coronado where he served since 2014. Prior to municipal service, he was a career officer in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. Highlights of his naval career included: commanding a Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees) and two Naval Facilities Engineering Commands, one in Hawaii and the other, the Navy’s largest unit overseeing all infrastructure for Navy and Marine Corps Installations, in the Southwestern United States. That command included 3,300 professionals and over $3 billion in volume of business per year.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He also completed an Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. He has served on one university, and two corporate advisory boards in the fields of energy and sustainability. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Public Works Association.
Public Works Business Manager
Michael Pease is the Business Manager for the Public Works Department and oversees the Administration Division. He has over 17 years of municipal finance experience and served 9 years as the City’s Budget Manager. Michael graduated with a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. He is proud of the quality services that Public Works provides to the community and is passionate about the role that the Administration Division plays in fostering a cohesive department and providing key support services to the entire Public Works team.
Brian D’Amour is the City Engineer for the City of Santa Barbara and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He has over 15 years of municipal engineering and consulting engineering experience. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to his time with the City of Santa Barbara, Brian served in various private and public sector roles in New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Brian has been with the City for 9 years and currently leads the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. He recently completed the American Public Works Association Public Works Institute, as well as the City of Santa Barbara’s City Leadership Academy. As City Engineer, Brian is responsible for leading the division programs including Engineering Services, Engineering Land Development, Traffic Engineering and Traffic Signals, as well as Streets Capital Program.
Streets Operations and Infrastructure Manager
Streets Operations and Infrastructure Management Division
Jim Dewey has served the City of Santa Barbara’s Public Works Department for over 11 years as the Streets Operations and Infrastructure Manager and the Facilities and Energy Manager. Before working at the City, Jim served as the campus energy manager and Associate Director of Facilities at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to working in the public sector, Jim was a mechanical contractor specializing in energy management and control systems, managing energy for high-tech companies and government agencies. Jim is a graduate of the Universal Technical Institute, specializing in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Solar Technologies, and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from UCSB. Jim is a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers.
Rob Dayton has over 25 years of experience in Transportation Planning, Parking, and the community engagement process. His commitment to the City of Santa Barbara can be seen throughout his career at work and through his active involvement in the community. He has helped guide the General Plan and led the creating of many of its components including the Circulation Element, the Pedestrian Master Plan, and two updates of the Bicycle Master Plan. He has been instrumental in planning key capital projects in Santa Barbara including its first roundabout; numerous bike lanes, bike paths, and sidewalks; and the Shoreline Park Expansion Project. Rob leads Public Works teams that plan Santa Barbara's transportation future. He is also responsible for the team that operates and maintains the City's Downtown Parking facilities. Rob is originally from Los Angeles where he began his career as a Traffic Consultant after graduating from University of Southern California in 1988.
Joshua Haggmark is a registered Civil Engineer who began working for the City of Santa Barbara in the Engineering Division 15 years ago. He currently leads the Water Resources Division as the Water Resources Manager, where he oversees both Water and Wastewater operations, with a combined staff of 150. Joshua graduated from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
Angela Oslund has over 15 years of experience in facilities, energy & sustainability, and project management. She is a graduate of Portland State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, and holds a degree in Architectural Engineering Technology. She also received her master’s degree in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. Prior to joining the City, Angela worked for the USDA Forest Service and as a consultant to local and federal municipalities managing facilities programs and delivering facilities infrastructure projects. She is responsible for the Facilities Division’s 37 staff members and oversees programs including Capital Projects, Facilities Maintenance, and Electronic Maintenance. Angela is originally from Portland, Oregon but has made Santa Barbara home since 2019.