The Public Works Official is a city employee who reported to Jack Hardemeyer.
On New Year's Eve 1989, the official brought Jack a photo of the Manhattan Museum of Art and reported not even a dent could be made into the slime shell. Jack sarcastically asked if dynamite was used yet. As the Slime Eclipse manifested outside, the official was one of the employees who watched as total darkness enveloped the city.
- Ben Stein, who portrays the official, is the famous actor/writer/lawyer/commentator who was a speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.