- Building Daly City
- Keeping the City Running
- Making Daly City a Great Place to Live & Work
- To the Rescue
Public works are buildings, parks, and other things built by the city for the people that live here. The Daly City Public Works Department takes care of our streets, sidewalks, and our City buildings, such as City Hall and the libraries.
Economic & Community Development
The Economic and Community Development Department helps people to build houses and start new businesses in Daly City. They also make sure that when people build new buildings they are safe and won't fall down.
Water & Wastewater
The Department of Water and Wastewater Resources takes care of all the pipes and other machines that keep our drinking water safe and make sure we have enough. They also take care of what goes down our sink and bathtub drains and down the toilet and make sure that it doesn't get mixed with the water we drink.
You have probably met some of the people that work for the city. These people are called City employees. There are police officers, building inspectors, secretaries, firefighters, librarians - there are around 800 people working for the city. The Human Resources department helps people apply for City jobs and become Daly City employees.
All people that live here pay money to the City (taxes) that is used for running the departments. People also have to pay for water and for licenses. The money is used to pay all the people that work for the city as well as for the tools - computers, shovels, brooms, trucks - that they need to do their jobs. The Finance Department keeps track of all that money.
Library & Recreation Services
The Library and Recreation Services Department is all about fun. They offer arts and craft classes, computer classes, sports, dance classes, swimming, and much more. They have big halls that people can rent for parties. They also take care of the parks so that we can play on the swing set or lie on the grass on a nice day.
There are over 186,000 books at the Daly City Libraries! That's a lot of books, which is why we have six librarians whose job it is to help you find the right one. And the library doesn't just have books - there are also:
- Books on tape
- Computers to use
- Music CDs
We have four library locations so chances are there is one near where you live. Come on by and check it out!
Everybody knows that the Fire Department puts out fires, but they also make sure that buildings are safe and people are taught about safety so that if there is a fire, earthquake, or other emergency people are less likely to be hurt. The Fire Department also goes out to help people when they get sick or hurt before they go to the hospital; the men and women that help hurt or sick people are called paramedics. Daly City is lucky to have 67 Fire Fighters.
The Police Department’s job is to make sure everyone follows the law (the rules). If there has been a crime, they investigate to find out who did it and make sure that that person is punished so they won’t do it again. There are 120 police officers in Daly City.