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Transportation and Public Works Commission

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Established in 2010 by Ordinance No. 2010-05, the Transportation and Public Works Commission (TPWC) is generally responsible for advising Council in matters pertaining to transportation and public works as defined in the Ordinance (Section 2.40.081). Its duties include advising Council on planning, design, construction, reconstruction, installation, operation and maintenance of transportation and public works. It makes recommendations to Council concerning the capital improvement program and the annual budget of the Public Works Department.


Meetings are normally held on the third Monday of every month, excluding July and December, at 6:00 p.m in the City Council Chambers located at 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA. NOTE: Due to COVID-19, TPWC meetings are being held on Zoom conferencing only, with no physical meeting to attend until otherwise noticed, as of May 2020.  Public comment can be submitted to the Commission via email, if submitted by noon on the meeting date, or live via phone during a meeting. How to submit live phone comment (link coming shortly). 

      Meetings scheduled for 2020

   Jan 27*  •  Feb 24*  •
  Mar 16**  •
Apr 20**  •   May 18  •   Jun 15 •  Aug 17 •   Sept 21  •  Oct 19 •   Nov 16 • 


* Date moved due to holiday
** Meeting canceled due to COVID-19


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

Get Notified by Email

Sign up to receive email notices for future Transportation and Public Works Commission meetings. To get email about the TPWC meetings, go to our eNotifications page and check the Transportation and Public Works Commission box.

Commission Business Staff Contact

Scott Ruble
809 Center Street, Room 201
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060

General Public Works Questions (831) 420-5160

For general Public Works questions, including trash pickup, illegal dumping, sewage overflows, traffic and parking concerns,  please call Public Works Administration at (831) 420-5160.  Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Thank you.



Accessibility of all online Advisory Body agenda packets, minutes and audio files is now available from any Advisory Body webpage to enable easier public access to posted meeting information. 

Should you have questions please contact City Clerk Administrator Bonnie Bush at (831) 420-5035. 


Transportation and Public Works Commission Meetings

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