Transportation, Communications, and Public Works

The Transportation, Communications, and Public Works (TCPW) Policy Committee reviews issues related to transportation planning, technology, funding, construction, public works, telecommunications, and other related areas.


Policy Committee

Committee Leadership
2022 Chair - Veronica Vargas, Council Member, Tracy

2022 Vice Chair - Priya Bhat-Patel, Council Member, Carlsbad

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.

  • Veronica Vargas, Council Member, Tracy (Chair; Presidential Appointment)
  • Priya Bhat-Patel, Council Member, Carlsbad (Vice Chair; Presidential Appointment)
  • Robert Schultz, City Attorney, Los Gatos (City Attorneys Department)
  • Debra Black, City Clerk, San Dimas (City Clerks Department)
  • Dennis Wilberg, City Manager, Mission Viejo (City Managers Department)
  • Greg Barton, Fire Chief, Beverly Hills (Fire Chiefs Department)
  • Kathryn Downs, Director of Finance/City Treasurer, Santa Ana (Fiscal Officers Department)
  • Alyssa Silhi, Mayor, Lincoln (Mayors and Council Members Department)
  • Edelia Eveland, Assistant City Manager, San Bernardino (Personnel and Employee Relations)
  • Omar Dadabhoy, Community Dev. Director, Aliso Viejo (Planning and Community Development)
  • Ryan Johansen, Police Chief, San Bruno (Police Chiefs Department)
  • Ben Fine, Director of Public Works, Pismo Beach (Public Works Officers Department)
  • Cal Campbell, Council Member, Riverbank (Central Valley Division)
  • Sol Jobrack, Council Member, Stockton (Central Valley Division)
  • Robert Engler, Mayor Pro Tem, Thousand Oaks (Channel Counties Division)
  • Jenelle Osborne, Mayor, Lompoc (Channel Counties Division)
  • Liz Becerra, Council Member, Victorville (Desert Mountain Division)
  • Bynette Mote, Council Member, Big Bear Lake (Desert Mountain Division)
  • John Bauters, Mayor, Emeryville (East Bay Division)
  • Rita Xavier, Mayor, San Pablo (East Bay Division)
  • Nick Wells, City Manager, Holtville (Imperial County Division)
  • Lynne Kennedy, Mayor Pro Tem, Rancho Cucamonga (Inland Empire Division)
  • John Valdivia, Mayor, San Bernardino (Inland Empire Division)
  • Kelly Honig, Council Member, Westlake Village (Los Angeles County Division)
  • Peter Kraut, Council Member, Calabasas (Los Angeles County Division)
  • Jimmy Dutra, Mayor, Watsonville (Monterey Bay Division)
  • Kristen Petersen, Council Member, Capitola (Monterey Bay Division)
  • Alice Fredericks, Mayor, Tiburon (North Bay Divison)
  • Alma Hernandez, Vice Mayor, Suisun City (North Bay Division)
  • Peggy Huang, Mayor, Yorba Linda (Orange County Division)
  • Sandy Rains, Council Member, Laguna Niguel (Orange County Division)
  • John McKay, Council Member, Morgan Hill (Peninsula Division)
  • Yan Zhao, Mayor, Saratoga (Peninsula Division)
  • Amanda Carter, Council Member, Rio Bell (Redwood Empire Division)
  • Mike Johnson, Council Member, Fortuna (Redwood Empire Division)
  • Linda Molina, Mayor Pro Tem, Calimesa (Riverside County Division)
  • Steve Sanchez, Mayor Pro Tem, La Quinta (Riverside County Division)
  • Jan Arbuckle, Vice Mayor, Grass Valley (Sacramento Valley Division)
  • Jesse Loren, Council Member, Winters (Sacramento Valley Division)
  • Jennifer Mendoza, Council Member, Lemon Grove (San Diego County Division)
  • Martha Flores, Council Member, Porterville (South San Joaquin Valley Division)
  • Dan Parra, Council Member, Fowler (South San Joaquin Valley Division)
  • Devin Murphy, Mayor Pro Tem, Pinole (African American Caucus)
  • Jeffrey Maloney, Vice Mayor, Alhambra (Asian Pacific Islander Caucus)
  • Yvonne Martinez-Beltran, Mayor Pro Tem, Morgan Hill (Latino Caucus)
  • John Erikson, Council Member, West Hollywood (LGBTQ Caucus)
  • Ed Reece, Council Member, Claremont (Women’s Caucus)
  • CALBO*
  • Colin Heyne, Public Information Manager, San Jose (CAPIO)
  • Scott Dowell, Accounting Manager, Chico (CSMFO)
  • CTA*
  • Dionne Early, Public Works Property Management, Berkeley (MMANC)
  • Izzy Murguia, Sr. Management Analyst, Poway (MMASC)
  • Marc Boomgaarden, Council Member, Yuba City (Presidential Appointment)
  • Arthur Brown, Council Member, Buena Park (Presidential Appointment)
  • Russ Brown, Council Member, Hemet (Presidential Appointment)
  • Paul Fadelli, Council Member, El Cerrito (Presidential Appointment)
  • Teresa Gerringer, Mayor, Lafayette (Presidential Appointment)
  • Marvin Heinze, Council Member, Coronado (Presidential Appointment)
  • Fred Jung, Council Member, Fullerton (Presidential Appointment)
  • Tim McGallian, Council Member, Concord (Presidential Appointment)
  • Gina Papan, Council Member, Millbrae (Presidential Appointment)
  • Kelli Tunnicliff, Dep. Dir. Public Works, Lakewood (Presidential Appointment)
  • Steven Vargas, Mayor, Brea (Presidential Appointment)
  • Colleen Wallace, Mayor, Banning (Presidential Appointment)
  • Mark Waronek, Mayor, Lomita (Presidential Appointment)
  • Scott Wolfe, City Manager, Buellton (Presidential Appointment)
  • Alicia Berhow, Director, Government Affairs, Charter Communications (League Partner)*
  • John Burdette, Director, SitelogIQ (League Partner)*
Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The Transportation, Communications, and Public Works Policy Committee will meet virtually in 2022 on the following dates and times:


Current Action in the Legislature


Resources for Cities

by Transportation, Communications, and Public Works Issue

California Transportation Commission Reporting

The California Transportation Committee (CTC) created reporting guidelines and an intake tool to meet the reporting requirements outlined in SB 1., which include the Road Repair And Accountability Act Of 2017, Local Streets And Roads Funding Annual Reporting Guidelines. These guidelines outline the process for cities to submit their project lists and expenditure reports to the CTC to establish eligibility for receiving SB 1 funds.

Each year, every city must submit a project list, adopted by resolution, of projects to be funded with SB 1 funds by May 1 to the CTC's via their online SB 1 project list intake tool

In addition to submitting the project list, cities must also submit an annual expenditure report by October 1 to the CTC via their online SB 1 expenditure report tool.

Additionally, the CTC is required to create several annual reports based on the information received from the reporting requirements set forth in the Road Repair And Accountability Act Of 2017.

    State Controller's Office: Guidelines on Gas Tax Expenditures

    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. 

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    Conklin, Damon
    Damon Conklin
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