A skateboarder successfully completes a jump at Linda Vista skate park. Photo by Chris Jennewein

The city of San Diego Thursday received 24 awards for its public works projects from the San Diego & Imperial counties chapter of the American Public Works Association.

Some of the award-winning projects include the Linda Vista Skate ParkStreamview Drive202 Coast Boulevard Beach Access Stair Repair and the Torrey Meadows Neighborhood Park. Mayor Kevin Faulconer received the “Public Works Advocate” award.

The city administers the bulk of its projects through its capital improvements program, which Faulconer has sought to increase to a record level. Projects include building new fire stations and police stations, replacing water and wastewater pipelines and installing traffic calming measures.

“I’m very proud of the fact that the Public Works Department can continually meet the demands that a growing CIP budget entails, while producing award-winning work,” said Paz Gomez, deputy chief operating officer of the city’s infrastructure and public works branch.

“Of course, this is only possible because of our extraordinary staff who work in cooperation and collaboration with all other city departments, along with the support and leadership from the top,”  he added.

The awards issued during National Public Works Week honor those who build and maintain the infrastructure and services for American communities.

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