Where does the City's street right-of-way begin and my property line ends?
Please contact Public Works Engineering at (805) 470-3456.
Who is responsible for maintaining the tree(s) and sidewalk in front of my property?
Per Atascadero Municipal Code 4-6.04, property owners are responsible for maintaining all items in the public right-of-way, including, but not limited to, trees, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and driveways.
How does the City determine which roads are included in construction projects?
The City maintains approximately 145 miles of roads, with repair and resurfacing paid for via several different funding sources. The combined funding provides an average of approximately $5.5 million annually for roadway repair and reconstruction. Previous analysis of roadway needs and funding has estimated that this level of funding is slightly less than is needed to maintain the roadway system at its current condition, and significant additional funding would be needed to increase the condition of the overall system appreciably.
Subsequently, selection and treatment type for roadway work is key to optimizing how limited funding is spent on City roadways. All city-maintained roadways are tracked within a pavement management system, using the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) StreetSaver® program. Each roadway segment is given a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) score between 0-100, which is updated every five years by a contracted roadway condition expert. The purpose of the Pavement Management System is to track inventory, store work history, and furnish budget estimates to optimize funding for improving the City’s pavement system.
Expenditures for repairing and maintaining neighborhood roads and other roadways involve a process designed to provide transparency and fairness. The City has implemented a “Critical Point Management” methodology. This methodology selects road segments whose conditions are such that if repairs or maintenance is not performed in the near future, the road will deteriorate into a condition that will require more extensive and costly repairs to bring it to a similar state of good condition that less costly repairs and maintenance could realize if done sooner. The end result of Critical Point Management is prioritization of road repairs and maintenance with the objective of providing the lowest life cycle costs and optimizing the overall pavement conditions of the roadway system. This evaluation is undertaken every two years as part of the budget process, with projects selected for the upcoming five years.
How can I request the City repair potholes in a street?
You can verify whether the pothole is on a City maintained street by looking it up on our City Maintained & Non-Maintained Streets Map.
• If the street is not City Maintained, the City can provide Atascadero residents access to cold mix asphalt for use on publicly owned, non-City Maintained roads only. Cold mix asphalt may be used to fill potholes and other minor road repairs, but may not be used for speed bumps, drainage berms or private driveways. To schedule an appointment to pick up cold mix from our Corporation yard, please contact Public Works Maintenance and Operations (805) 470-3148 or email@example.com.
How can I report vegetation that is blocking sightlines or obstructing traffic flow?
If the address is within City limits, please call or email Public Works Maintenance Operations at (805) 470-3148 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the address and details. If City Staff confirm there is an issue, we will send the property owner a notice to trim back the shrubs/trees within 30 days.
If the address is outside of City limits (but within SLO County), contact SLO County Public Works at (805) 781-5252.
Who do I call to report a dead deer or animal in the street?
The City is only able to remove large dead wild animals (deer, etc.) on City streets. We cannot remove dead animals on private property.
- For removal of a deceased wild animal from an Atascadero City street, please call Public Works Operations at (805) 470-3148.
- If you need someone to remove a dead wild animal from your private property you can contact a junk removal service.
- For removal of injured or dead domestic animals (dogs, cats), please contact Animal Control at (805) 781-4400.
- For removal of injured wild animals, contact Pacific Wildlife Care at (805) 543-9453 or Fish & Wildlife at (559) 243-4005 x 151.