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. 


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. 

Policy Committee


Committee Members
The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments and regional divisions. 

Committee Officers 

2022 Chair - Rick Bonilla, Deputy Mayor, San Mateo

2022 Vice Chair - Melanie Bagby, Council Member, Cloverdale

Click to view the 2022 Policy Committee Member List

Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations Policy Committee will meet virtually in 2022 on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, February 10, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 9, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

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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

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Contact Staff

Pina, Johnnie
Johnnie Piña
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.