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.

    Highlights

    Essential Hour: Your First Public Meeting – Brown Act Basics

    November 5, 2021 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM

    Register Now

    Presented by Cal Cities’ City Attorneys Department Attorney Development and Succession and Brown Act Committee

    Overseeing your first public meeting as a municipal attorney can be a daunting experience.  You might have read the Brown Act in preparation, but providing legal guidance in real time when you are in front of the public and media requires alertness to potential pitfalls, political astuteness, and confidence. 

    Join us for a presentation during which we will discuss Brown Act basics, offer tips and suggestions through hypotheticals, and provide some suggested best practices.  This is a joint effort of the Brown Act Committee and the Attorney Development and Succession Committee (Substantive Law Subcommittee) of the City Attorneys Department.

    The League of California Cities is a State Bar of California minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) approved provider. Cal Cities certified that this webinar meets the standards for participatory MCLE credit for registered attendees in the amount of 1 hour. Please note that participatory MCLE credit is only available to those who are registered to participate in the “live” webinar and Cal Cities is unable to provide credit to those who choose to view the webinar recording. 

    Presenters:

    • Tracy Noonan, City Attorney, City of Thousand Oaks
    • Noel Doran, Assistant City Attorney, City of Palmdale
    • Thomas Jex, Burke Williams and Sorensen, LLP
    • Cara Silver, Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel 

    Registration is $50 for Cal Cities Members. Non-member cities and all others will be charged $150. Please note that registration is limited

    Register by Thursday, November 4 at 12 p.m. For questions, please contact Megan Dunn at mdunn@calcities.org





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    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.

     

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    Contact Staff

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

    CCirrincione
    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.