Public Rights of Way & Management

Public rights of way is the land that the city owns on behalf of resident and the public benefits. This land includes streets, sidewalks, land for utilities, walkways, etc. The rights of way is our largest city property and one of its most valuable and commonly used public assets. 

The public rights of way plays a critical role as it surrounds and connects our city. While our community uses the public rights of way every day, private and public utilities also use the rights of way.

Electric, natural gas, water, telephone utilities, and cable and telecommunica­tions providers use the public rights of way when they place and install their equipment, such as utility poles, power lines, sewer lines, and fiber optic cables, above or under public roads and sidewalks.