SoCalGas® will be working on a natural gas pipelines in the following locations: Princeton St between Exeter Ave and Bel Air Ave and Exeter Ave between Princeton St and San Bernardino St. We would like to make you aware of the potential odor of natural gas in the area. For more information, please click here.

Meet the Staff

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Xavier Mendez, Public Works Superintendent, oversees the maintenance operations of the Street, Vehicles and Sewer Maintenance Divisions of the Public Works Department. His responsibilities include prioritizing schedules, coordinating activities with other departments, preparing budgets, preparing specifications for equipment and vehicles to be purchased as well as respond to inquiries from the public.

Xavier began his career with the City as a Maintenance Worker in 1992. He quickly moved up through the ranks, being appointed to his current position in 2002. Xavier is responsible to organize, coordinate and supervise the work performed by maintenance crews performing work in Street, Vehicles and Sewer maintenance.

Xavier was born and attended the local schools while growing up in Montclair. He can be reached at (909) 625-9467 or by e-mail at

Cenica Leonard
, Office Specialist, is frequently the first contact for the Public in the Public Works Operations Division at the Corporate Yard. Cenica handles the day to day office activities and is able to provide information to the public regarding various aspects of the Operations Division including City trees, graffiti abatement and street sweeping.

Since joining the staff in 2009, Cenica has played an essential role in supporting the Public Works Operations Division. She can be reached at (909) 625-9480 or by e-mail at