WHEREAS, public works are an essential part of our citizens’ everyday lives; and,
WHEREAS, public works professionals build and maintain critical infrastructure that is vital to creating a sustainable and resilient community, protecting public health, and improving the quality of life and well-being of the people of Santa Rosa; and,
WHEREAS, this infrastructure could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, engineers, operators, technicians, and more, who serve as first responders; and are responsible for operating, maintaining, rebuilding, designing, improving and protecting our community’s transportation system, residential and arterial streets, lights and traffic signals, water distribution and sewer collection systems, treatment and water reuse systems, parks and amenities, public buildings and community centers, and other infrastructure essential to serving our citizens; and,
WHEREAS, each day public works personnel work under challenging traffic circumstances to keep themselves, motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians safe while necessary work is conducted to maintain and repair the public infrastructure and roadway system; and
WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the citizens and civic leaders in Santa Rosa to gain knowledge of and to maintain a progressive interest and understanding of the importance of public works and public works programs in our community; and,
WHEREAS, the year 2022 marks the 62nd annual National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I, Chris Rogers, Mayor of the City of Santa Rosa, on behalf of the entire City Council, am pleased to proclaim May 15 – 21, 2022 as National Public Works Week in the City of Santa Rosa. I urge all citizens to join with representatives of the Public Works Association to recognize the substantial contributions they make in protecting our national health, safety, and quality of life.
National Public Works Week