Dudek Selected to Provide Environmental Services to the City of San Diego for Public Works Projects

  Dudek has been selected by the City of San Diego to provide as-needed environmental consulting for a three-year period.  Dudek will assist the City’s Public Works Department Engineering and Capital Projects group which manages the City’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP) including design and environmental permitting for other City departments such as water, wastewater, stormwater,…

Grant Funding for Plant Upgrades Through Fast-Tracked Design and Construction

  City officials of Guadalupe, CA recently completed the successful upgraded of its wastewater treatment plant, securing state grant funding for the project by adhering to a tight completion schedule and using innovative procurement methods. Dudek engineers assisted the city by designing the major plant upgrade, administering the $4.5 million Proposition 50 grant, and assisting…

A Strategic Approach to Water Quality Protection

  Faced with increasing water quality regulations and tightening budgets, 21 co-permittees in San Diego are developing a strategic approach to guide water quality programs over the next 20 years.  As most in the field of water resources are aware, the 1972 Clean Water Act (CWA) was promulgated  to address sources of pollution contributing to…

The Advantages of Progammatic Permitting

  Progammatic permitting can reduce mitigation costs, cut staff and consultant time, reduce or eliminate resource agency permit reviews, and minimize risk to a project’s schedule and budget. Programmatic permits provides cities, counties, and utilities a way to significantly streamline regulatory permitting for projects that can have potential temporary or permanent impacts to state and federal…

Managing Municipal Workload Through Extension of Staff

  Outsourcing to private contractors is a strategy California cities, counties, and municipal agencies use to “do more with less” in various service areas. One approach to outsourcing that works well for the City of Carpinteria is to contract with private consultants to work as extension-of-staff to supplement our 30-person city staff during busy periods…

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