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City’s Public Works Team Takes First Place in Heavy Equipment Competition

Post Date:04/15/2019

The City of San Luis Obispo’s Public Works Department is celebrating having some of the best heavy equipment operators on the Central Coast. The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently hosted an equipment rodeo at the Santa Maria airport where local agencies competed in various heavy equipment skills test on a skid steer, mini excavator, and backhoe along with three obstacle courses. 

The equipment rodeo provides an opportunity for heavy equipment operators to demonstrate their skills as well as learn techniques from other public agencies on how to better serve the community. The equipment rodeo is both a test of skill and a chance for education and training on heavy equipment. Check out the video on our Facebook page here.

Jeff Jenkins from the City of San Luis Obispo’s team took first place in the competition that included participants from all over the Central Coast including Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. 

The field of Public Works performs a wide variety of tasks; from planting and trimming City trees, inspecting development, maintaining City parks, designing our utilities infrastructure, repairing sidewalks and streets, building bike trails, improving traffic safety, maintaining bridges, swimming pools and stadiums, managing Downtown and neighborhood parking, providing transit service; to repairing City vehicles and maintaining City buildings.

PW Competition

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