Transportation, Communication, 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.


Current Action in the Legislature



Resources for Cities

by Transportation, Communication, 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. 

    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

    2021 Chair - Chris Horvath, Council Member, Redondo Beach

    2021 Vice Chair - Veronica Vargas, Council Member, Tracy

    Meeting Agendas and Highlights
    The 2021 Transportation, Communications, and Public Works Policy Committee will meet virtually this year on the following dates and times:

    • Friday, January 15, from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
    • Friday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
    • Friday, June 4, from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


    CalPERS Update: How We Got Here and What’s Next

    October 14, 2021 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM


    For many cities, pension costs are the second-largest budget line item after salaries. CalPERS is currently considering a possible adjustment to the discount rate, which will impact city budgets. This webinar will educate city officials in preparation for the important decisions being made by the CalPERS Board of Administration and bring them up to speed on what is taking place at CalPERS.

    CalPERS Chief Executive Officer Marcie Frost, with CalPERS Board Member, League of California Cities Board Member, and Palm Springs City Council Member Lisa Middleton, will give a historical perspective about how we got here and what big issues and decisions are facing the CalPERS system.

    Join this webinar to learn about where we were in 2000, the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act, the performance of the investment fund, the recently triggered Funding Risk Mitigation Policy, the ongoing Asset Liability Management Review (conducted every four years by the board), possibilities for further adjusting the discount rate, potential increases for PEPRA member contributions, and a look at the impacts on future employer rates. 

    Leyne Milstein – Assistant City Manager, City of Sacramento

    Marcie Frost – CalPERS Chief Executive Officer 
    Lisa Middleton – Mayor Pro Tem, City of Palm Springs, CalPERS Board of Administration

    This webinar is complimentary to Cal Cities Members and League Partners. Non-member cities and all others will be charged $100. Register by October 13.

    For questions about how to register for the webinar, please contact Megan Dunn at For all other questions, please contact Christina George at

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    Contact Staff

    Conklin, Damon
    Damon Conklin
    Legislative Representative: Transportation, Communications, and Public Works
    (916) 658-8234

    Caroline Cirrincione
    Policy Analyst
    (916) 658-8250

    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.