Transportation and Public Works Commission

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The Transportation and Public Works Commission shall have the ability, as vested by the City Council, and be required to:

    • Act as the advisory commission to the city council for planning, design, installation and maintenance of public works;
    • Review and make recommendations to the city council concerning the capital improvement program;
    • Review, monitor and make long-range recommendations concerning the construction, reconstruction, operation and maintenance of public works;
    • Consider the annual budget of the public works department during its preparation and make recommendations with respect thereto to the city council;
    • Receive complaints pertaining to traffic and transportation patterns;
    • Review, monitor and suggest recommendations for city transportation matters including, but not limited to: automotive, rail, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic within the city;
    • Review additional transportation matters such as transportation system management, travel demand management and other related issues;
    • Review and suggest recommendations for placement and enforcement of warning, regulatory and guide signs on city streets;
    • Make recommendations to Council regarding the allocation of funds for capital expenditures related to roadway and transportation improvements; and
    • Perform other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the city council.

Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month in January, March, May, July, September, and November at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA.   

      Meetings scheduled for 2017  

   Jan 30*  •   March 20 •   May 15  •   July 17  •   Sept 18 •   Dec 11 

The January 30, 2017 meeting has been cancelled.

* Date moved to accommodate holidays.


The Commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the City Council.

More Information: Bylaws of the Transportation and Public Works Commission [PDF]

Additional Information

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Staff Contact

Scott Ruble
809 Center Street, Room 201 
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060 
831-420-5161 fax 

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