Ross S. Sasamura – director of facility maintenance. Sasamura returns to the Department of Facility Maintenance as Director after a decade of working in the private sector. He recently served as Senior Account Executive and Senior Vice President and COO of Heide & Cook, where he managed, supervised and had oversight of the company’s construction projects involving mechanical systems, such as air conditioning, ventilation, fire sprinkler and plumbing systems. He also had oversight of company facilities, equipment and materials. Sasamura is a licensed professional engineer (mechanical).
Chris T. Takashige – director of design and construction. Takashige becomes the Director of Design and Construction after serving as its Deputy since 2011. He assisted the director in managing the general operations and supervising employees. He was responsible for overseeing the management of capital improvement projects for city departments, with the total number of projects at any given time ranging from 600-800. Examples include road repair and reconstruction, wastewater collection and plant systems, street and parking lot lighting, police and fire stations, community parks structures, pedestrian and vehicular bridges, and flood control and storm drainage systems.
The director positions of the following departments are yet to be filled. Until that time, the current deputy or other senior manager will assume the responsibilities and duties of the director.
Budget and Fiscal Services
Parks and Recreation
Planning and Permitting