The Bureau of Street Services (BSS) is one of the five Bureaus that comprise the Department of Public Works (DPW). We are responsible for maintaining numerous elements of the City's public works infrastructure and for providing services that directly improve the quality of life of city residents, visitors, and stakeholders. While our mission is to provide quality street services in a timely and efficient manner, our strategic plan is committed to delivering the most innovative street services while being instrumental in the development of a green and prosperous City of Los Angeles.To contact us, click here
Did you know that the Bureau of Street Services...
- Is the second largest Bureau within the Department of Public Works?
- Has an annual budget of approximately $145 Million?
- Manages the largest municipal Street Preservation Program in the nation?
- Preserves and maintains the largest municipal Urban Forest in the country?
- Takes care of approximately 300 acres of median islands and parkways?
- Maintains the largest and most congested municipal street network in the nation?
- Repairs potholes reported to 311 the next business day?
- Provides neighborhood support to approximately 88 Neighborhood Councils?
- Receives approximately 200,000 requests for service per year?
- Owns two municipal asphalt plants that recycle the asphalt removed from the streets?
- Uses a rubberized slurry seal that recycles approximately 100,000 waste tires per year?
- Enforces more than one hundred Local Ordinances, State Laws, and Board of Public Works regulations?
- Enforces the Annual Weed Abatement Ordinance?
- Issues a variety of permits related to street use and trees?
- Recycles green waste 100%?
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How large is Los Angeles?
The City of Los Angeles covers 470 square miles and has a population of approximately 3.8 million. It is the largest incorporated city in the United States by population. The 3,792,621
residents living in the City of Los Angeles have created a mosaic of diverse communities where numerous languages are commonly spoken. The City’s topography is just as diverse, with hillside, valley and beach neighborhoods as well as highly urbanized and quasi-rural neighborhoods.
The County of Los Angeles, on the other hand, covers 4,079 square miles and includes 88 incorporated cities. The central city is Los Angeles. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated 2010 population of Los Angeles County is 9,818,605