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Administration Division

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The Administration Division of Public Works is responsible for property management including leases and contracts, department budget preparation and oversight, personnel functions and administrative support. The Administration Division duties include preparation and monitoring of the departmental operating budget and the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget, cost recovery billing oversight, grants administration, property management of city-owned facilities including leases and contracts, department purchases and expenditure management, training and mentoring, project prioritization and department workload management. The Administrative Manager leads technology initiatives in the Public Works Department, including work order management and document imaging systems.

The Administration Division manages several of the city’s special programs such as the beverage container recycling/litter reduction grant program, the used oil block grant program, the solid waste management plan, and the transit shelter advertising program. The section provides management and administration of several landscape and lighting maintenance and special assessment districts. The section provides administrative and clerical support to the Engineering and Maintenance Divisions in day-to-day operations, including maintenance management of city-owned property and facilities. Public Works Administration also provides technical information to the City Council  and the  City Manager and facilitates the Council’s direction on the use of city-owned property and facilities.

For more information regarding the services provided by the Public Works Department, please contact us at:

Phone 415-899-8246

Studio Vacancies at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is part of the Novato Arts Center, which includes over 40 artist studios in 3 buildings. Artists with studios at the Novato Arts Center work in a variety of media, from oil paint and watercolor to ceramics and metal. To catch a glimpse of the artists at work, stop by the first Sunday of every month for Open Studios, presented by the Artists of the Novato Arts Center. Visitors have the opportunity to watch artists at work, ask questions, and purchase handmade art by local artists.

Interested in renting a studio? MarinMOCA rents studios at 781 Hamilton Parkway. Studios range in size from 130 – 330 square feet, and in price from $350 - $800 per month. Artists have access to kitchen space (full size refrigerator and microwave) and the MarinMOCA classroom, and participate in rotating exhibitions in the entry gallery to the 781 studio building. To be put on the waitlist for available studios in the 781 building, please send your name, email and phone number to

For more information, please visit the MarinMOCA website.

The City of Novato rents studios at 500 Palm Drive (the museum building), 789 Hamilton Parkway, and 501 South Palm Drive. To be put on the waitlist for these studios, please contact Cynthia Penhallow at Keegan & Coppin,



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