City has approximately 48 miles of paved streets to maintain. With the
help of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) StreetSaver
Pavement Management Program, the City is making cost-effective decisions
to maintain the road network, maximizing the City's return on
investment from available funds by generating prioritized workplans and
identifying specific areas in need of maintenance and rehabilitation.
The MTC StreetSaver system recommends approximately 22% of street
maintenance funding be dedicated to preventative maintenance, such as
slurry seal and cracksealing. Preventative maintenance treatments
sustain the street system Pavement Condition index (PCI) at a high level
at a relatively low cost. Through this approach, the City's average PCI
is now 78, which is considered “very good”.
Although sidewalks are located in the public right-of-way, adjoining property owners are generally responsible for their maintenance and repair (San Pablo Municipal Code Section 12.04.015). Exceptions are: if sidewalk damage is due to a City tree or due to the collapse of an underlying utility. If the property owner is responsible, the owner may choose to hire an independent contractor to complete needed repairs to required standards (a city permit is required).