Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations

The Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations Policy Committee reviews issues related to transparency, technology (open data), healthcare, elections, and political reform. Additionally, the committee oversees pensions and workers compensation reform, as well as other labor-related issues. 


Policy Committee

Committee Leadership
2023 Chair - Elisa Cox, Assistant City Manager, Rancho Cucamonga

2023 Vice Chair - Frank Yokoyama, Council Member, Cerritos

Committee Members

The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments, regional divisions, and caucuses, and appointments by the Cal Cities president.

2023 Policy Committee membership roster.

Learn how to join a Policy Committee.

Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations Policy Committee will meet in 2023 on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, March 17, 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 23, 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center
Retirement System Sustainability
Established in 1932, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is a defined benefit system. Members include employees of state agencies, cities, schools, and other local public agencies. Visit the retirement system sustainability page for an overview of the pension system, as well as related news articles, educational resources, and tools.

California Grants Portal

The California Grants Portal (a project by the California State Library) is your one destination to find all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come basis by California state agencies. 

Upcoming Events


March 27, 2023 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map Changes


March 29-31, 2023
Planning Commissioners Academy

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Take Action

Our advocacy efforts are strongest when joined by the voices of city leaders. Visit the action center for a list of current priority legislative bills and proposals, and sample letters of support or opposition.


Make your voice heard

Council meeting

Contact Staff

Pina, Johnnie
Johnnie Pina
Legislative Affairs, Lobbyist, Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations
(916) 658-8214

Curious why Cal Cities supports or opposes certain bills or measures? Advocacy efforts are determined by Annual Conference Resolutions or the  Existing Policy and Guiding Principles.