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About Us

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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.

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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.