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Citizen Facts Sheet
Fall 2014
FACTS ABOUT PARISHWIDE PROPOSITION
ON DECEMBER 6TH BALLOT:
Plan of Government Proposal to Reorganize DPW
Baton Rouge deserves a more transparent, accountable, and responsive DPW What you need to know: 1. The proposition will reorganize the Department of Public Works (DPW) to be more responsive to today’s needs. 2. The City-­‐Parish has not made significant changes to DPW since the 1940s, but the voters must approve this proposition for the department to be updated. Proposal Developed with
Broad Community Input
May 2012
Conducted over 100 interviews with citizens, elected officials, and relevant stakeholders June 2012 Administered survey to If the Parishwide Proposition is Approved by Voters:
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DPW will become more transparent, accountable and responsive to public needs.
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The ability to attract and reduce turnover of high-­‐performing employees will be enhanced, improving the quality of services provided.
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DPW will be ready for the new sewer system coming online with the needed staffing structure in place.
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Productivity and accountability will be increased by having six DPW departments reporting directly to the Mayor-­‐President’s Office to speed decision-­‐making and eliminate backlogs.
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The new streamlined DPW will include departments managing the following areas: Environmental Services; Transportation and Drainage; Maintenance; Buildings and Grounds; Fleet Management and Development.
contractors; 174 respondents June 2012 Steering Committee formed through with members selected for March 2013 their knowledge, skills, and experience across a broad spectrum of disciplines (public, private and associations) drafted recommendations August 2014 Proposed changes presented to the Metro Council at a public hearing September Unanimously approved 2014 by Metro C ouncil The changes at DPW will not cost taxpayers any additional money. It does not add employees, overhead or administrative costs. More details are available at www.brgov.com December 6th Ballot Facts About Parish-wide Proposition on
December 6th Ballot
Plan of Government Proposal to Reorganize DPW
November 2014
What you need to know:
• The proposition will reorganize the Department of
Public Works (DPW) to be more responsive to today’s
needs.
• The City-Parish has not made significant changes to
DPW since the 1940s, but the voters must approve this
proposition for the department to be updated.
DPW – Everything we do MATTERS.
If the Parish-wide Proposal is
Approved by the Voters:
• DPW will become more transparent, accountable and
responsive to public needs.
• The ability to attract and reduce turnover of high-performing
employees will be enhanced, improving the quality of
services provided.
• DPW will be ready for the new sewer system coming online
with the needed staffing structure in place.
• Productivity and accountability will be increased by having
six DPW departments reporting directly to the MayorPresident’s Office to speed decision-making and eliminate
backlogs.
DPW – Everything we do MATTERS.
The Imperative for Change
• 30% of current allotted DPW positions are vacant (hard work
with low pay); 25% of DPW staff can retire within 7 years
• Pencil and paper organization
• Lack of accountability and absence of performance measures
• Insufficient bench strength at top and middle management
levels; shortage of certified staff (engineers, technicians)
• Skills gap between new technologies and current workforce
• Unprepared for the future (protect investments made via Green
Light and SSO programs)
DPW – Everything we do MATTERS.
Proposal Developed with Broad
Community Input
• Conducted over 100 interviews with citizens, elected
officials, and relevant stakeholders.
• Administered a survey to contractors with 174 responses
• Steering Committee formed with members selected for
their knowledge, skills, and experience across a broad
spectrum of disciplines (public, private and associations)
• The Metro Council unanimously approved the proposal
in September.
DPW – Everything we do MATTERS.
Current DPW Structure – Sewer
Special Assistant to
the DPW Director
Director, DPW
Deputy Director,
Engineering and
Planning
Chief Construction
Engineer
Chief Design
Engineer
Chief Traffic
Engineer
Assistant PW
Director, Capital
Improvements
Field Engineering
Sewer Engineering
Traffic Operations
Capital
Improvements
Sewer Field
Engineering
Bridges &
Drainage
Traffic Signals
Sanitary Sewer
Program (SSO)
Streets & Road
Rehab
Traffic Engineering
Traffic Program
(GLP)
Construction
Inspection
Chief Operations
Engineer
Special Projects
Architect
Assistant PW
Director,
Maintenance
Assistant PW Director,
Management and
Finance
Assistant PW
Director, Workforce
Development
Architectural
Services
Sewer Collection
Payroll/Accounting
Health, Safety, &
Training
Sewer Treatment
Warehouse
Employee
Relations
Permits/Inspections
Division
Central Garage
Recycling
Public Building
Maintenance
Parking Authority
GIS
Solid Waste Landfill
Operations
Landfill Scalehouse
Subdivision
Engineering
311 Call Center
Environmental
Operations
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The New Structure
• The new streamlined DPW structure will include
six new departments managing the following
areas:
– Environmental Services
– Transportation and Drainage
– Maintenance
– Buildings and Grounds
– Fleet Management and Development
DPW – Everything we do MATTERS.
Proposed DPW Structure
DPW – Everything we do MATTERS.
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Important Points
• The changes at DPW
will not cost taxpayers any additional money.
• The proposal does not add employees, overhead
or administrative costs.
DPW – Everything we do MATTERS.
Proposed Reorganization of DPW
• Plan of Government proposed changes will appear on
the December 6th ballot
• If they are approved by the voters, the changes will go
into effect January 15, 2015
• More details are available at www.brgov.com
DPW – Everything we do MATTERS.
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