Google Translate

Bylaws & Policies

Bylaws & Policies

SANDAG is a Joint Powers Authority under California state law, established as an association of local governments and agencies that voluntarily convene as a forum to address regional issues. Under federal law, SANDAG is designated as a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and under state law as a Regional Transportation Planning Agency and a Council of Governments. The SANDAG Board of Directors annually reviews the Bylaws and Policies that govern the agency's work.

State law (SB 1703) informs the roles and responsibilities of SANDAG with transit functions of the Metropolitan Transit Development Board and the North San Diego County Transit Development Board. SB 1703 assigned SANDAG the responsibility for transit planning, funding allocation, project development, and eventually construction in the San Diego region in addition to its preexisting transportation responsibilities and other regional roles.

Policies & Guidelines

San Diego County Regional Transportation Commission Act (California Public Utilities Code 132000 - 132334)

San Diego Regional Transportation Consolidation Act (California Public Utilities Code Sections 132350 - 132372.4)

SB 1549, Vargas. Transportation Projects: Alternative Project Delivery Methods

SB 10, Kehoe. Airport land commissions: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

AB 2032, Dutra. Hot Lanes: Demonstration Projects

SB 463, Ducheny. Toll roads: State Highway Route 125

SB 1486, Ducheny. Otay Mesa East Toll Facility Act

SB 468, Kehoe. North Coast Corridor Project

SB 1685, Kehoe. Regional Comprehensive Plan and Expansion of the Purposes for Which TransNet Revenues Can Be Used

SB 374, Hueso 2015. Expansion of design build authority to cover projects adjacent, or physically or functionally related, to transit facilities developed or jointly developed by SANDAG.

AB 805, Gonzalez Fletcher. County of San Diego: transportation agencies

SB 1151, Bates. Neighborhood electric vehicles: County of San Diego.

AB 1730, Gonzalez. Regional transportation plans: San Diego Association of Governments: housing.

AB 1413, Gloria. Transportation: transactions and use taxes

Comprehensive Fare Ordinance (April 2021)

TransNet Ordinance and Expenditure Plan (1988-2008)

TransNet Extension Ordinance and Expenditure Plan (2008-2048)

Amended and Restated TransNet Extension Ordinance and Expenditure Plan

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - December 2006

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - May 2008

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - July 2009

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - November 2009

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - March 2012

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - March 2017

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - February 2019

TransNet Ordinance Amendment - May 2021 

Final Bylaws

(Adopted July 2003; Amended November 2003, November 2004, January 2006, July 2007, December 2008, January 2010, March 2014, November 2014, December 2015, January 2017, February 2018, January 2019, April 2020, February 2021, June 2021)

Board Policy No. 001 
Operations Policy - Board and Policy Advisory Committees Responsibilities (Adopted January 2003; Amended November 2004, January 2006, December 2006, January 2010, October 2013, March 2014, November 2014, December 2015, January 2017, February 2018, January 2019, February 2021, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 002 
Policy Advisory Committee Membership (Adopted January 2003; Amended December 2003, November 2004, December 2005, December 2006, July 2007, November 2010, March 2014, September 2014, December 2015, January 2017, February 2018, January 2019, February 2021) 

Board Policy No. 003 
Investment Policy (Adopted January 2003; Amended November 2004, September 2005, December 2007, July 2008, July 2009, November 2010, February 2012, October 2013, November 2014, November 2015, February 2018, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 004 
Rules of Procedure for Board of Directors, Policy Advisory Committees, and Other Legislative Bodies (Adopted June 2003; Amended November 2004, January 2006, December 2006, July 2007, December 2007, September 2008, January 2010, February 2012, November 2015, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 005 
Sponsorship of Events (Adopted June 2003) 

Board Policy No. 006 
Proclamations (Adopted June 2003) 

Board Policy No. 007 
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs (Adopted June 2003; Amended November 2004, December 2006, December 2008, November 2010, February 2012, January 2017, February 2018, January 2019) 

Board Policy No. 008 
Legal Matters (Adopted June 2003; Amended November 2004, December 2006, December 2008, January 2010, November 2014, January 2017, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 009 
Discrimination Complaint Procedures (Adopted June 2003; Amended November 2004, January 2010, February 2012, October 2013, January 2017) 

Board Policy No. 010 
Ballot Measures (Adopted June 2003; Amended February 2018) 

Board Policy No. 011 
Travel Expenses (Adopted June 2003; Amended January 2006, December 2006, December 2008, January 2010, November 2015, February 2018, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 012 
SANDAG Service Bureau (Adopted June 2003; Amended May 2005, January 2010, February 2018) 

Board Policy No. 013 
Conflict Resolution Procedure (Adopted June 2003) 

Board Policy No. 014 
Environmental Quality (Adopted June 2003, October 2013) 

Board Policy No. 015 
Records Management (Adopted June 2003; Amended December 2004, December 2006, January 2017, February 2018, January 2019) 

Board Policy No. 016 
Procurement of Services (Adopted October 2003; Amended November 2004, December 2006, December 2007, December 2008, January 2010, November 2010, March 2014, November 2014, December 2015, January 2017, February 2018, February 2021, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 017 
Delegation of Authority (Adopted October 2003; Amended November 2004, December 2006, December 2008, February 2012, October 2013, November 2014, January 2019, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 018 
Transit Service Policies (Adopted June 2003; Amended September 2004, March 2005, August 2006, December 2008, February 2012, May 2013, January 2017) 

Board Policy No. 019 
Project Plans, Specifications and Estimates (Adopted November 2003, December 2008) 

Board Policy No. 020 
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for Capital Improvement Projects (Adopted November 2003) 

Board Policy No. 021 
Acquisition of Real Property Interests and Relocation Assistance (Adopted November 2003; Amended December 2008, October 2013) 

Board Policy No. 022 
Utility Agreements and Relocation (Adopted November 2003, December 2008) 

Board Policy No. 023 
Procurement and Contracting - Equipment & Supplies (Adopted November 2003; Amended December 2006, December 2007, December 2008, November 2014, February 2018, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 024 
Procurement and Contracting - Construction (Adopted November 2003; Amended December 2006, December 2007, December 2008, January 2010, November 2010, February 2012, October 2013, November 2014, January 2017, February 2018, January 2019, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 025 
Public Participation/Involvement Policy (Adopted November 2004; Amended March 2005, January 2006, December 2007, December 2008, January 2010, November 2012, September 2017, February 2018) 

Board Policy No. 026 
Public Safety Policy Advisory Committee (PSPAC) (Adopted December 2003; Amended November 2004, September 2014) 

Board Policy No. 027 
Transportation Development Act (Adopted February 2004; Amended December 2007, November 2010, October 2013, January 2017, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 028 
Asset Ownership and Disposition (Adopted April 2004; Amended November 2010, November 2014, January 2019) 

Board Policy No. 029 
Regional Fare Policy and Comprehensive Fare Ordinance (Adopted October 2004; Amended February 2006, December 2008) 

Board Policy No. 030 
Contingency Reserve Policy (Adopted June 2005; Amended December 2006, November 2014, January 2019) 

Board Policy No. 031 
TransNet Ordinance and Expenditure Plan Rules (Adopted February, April, and May 1988; August 1989; March, July, and November 1990; October 1992; September and November 2005, Amended June and December 1990; February 1991; November 2005; December 2006; December 2007; February 2008; March 2008; September 2008; July 2009; January and November 2010; February and July 2012; October 2013; January 2017; January 2019; June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 032 
San Diego County Regional Transportation Commission Interest Rate Swap Policy (Adopted November 2005; Amended November 2013, November 2014, February 2018, June 2021) 

Board Policy No. 033 
Implementation Guidelines for SANDAG Regional Housing Needs Assessment Memorandum (Adopted April 2006; Amended November 2008, January 2012, November 2015) 

Board Policy No. 034 
Advertising Policy (Adopted April 2008; Amended February 2012) 

Board Policy No. 035 
Competitive Grant Program Procedures (Adopted January 2010; Amended November 2014) 

Board Policy No. 036 
San Diego County Regional Transportation Commission Debt Policy (Adopted October 2013; Amended January 2017) 

Board Policy No. 037 
Debt Policy (Adopted September 2017) 

Board Policy No. 038 
SANDAG State Route 125 South Bay Expressway Toll Policy (Adopted September 2017) 

Board Policy No. 039 
Audit Policy Advisory Committee and Audit Activities (Adopted December 2017; Amended January 2019; Amended September 2019) 

Board Policy No. 040 
Unsolicited Proposals and Partnership Requests (Adopted June 2019) 

Board Policy No. 041 
Internal Control Standards Policy (Adopted September 2019) 

Board Policy No. 042 
Policy of Reporting Procedures and Form for Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (Adopted September 2019) 

The SANDAG Public Records Request Guidelines are intended to assist the public in making public records requests and receiving timely responses under the California Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et seq.).

Any requests for records should be directed to Peter Stevens at 619.595.5622 or publicrecords@sandag.org.

SANDAG strongly discourages consultants, contractors, vendors and agents thereof currently doing business with or planning to seek contract awards from SANDAG from giving gifts to SANDAG officers, employees, agents or Board members who have taken or may in the future take part in contracting decisions for SANDAG. SANDAG’s officers, employees, agents, and Board members shall not solicit or accept gifts, gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, potential contractors, or parties to subagreements that could bias their decision-making. This prohibition applies to any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, or loan, and includes such items as liquor, lodging, travel, food, and tickets to public functions such as sports events, theater, etc. If a person has any reason to believe a financial or organizational conflict of interest exists with regard to a particular procurement, he/she should notify the SANDAG Office of General Counsel immediately.

Officials, employees and agents of SANDAG involved in the SANDAG contracting process are “designated officials and employees” in SANDAG’s Conflict of Interest Code and must report gifts from third parties on a Statement of Economic Interests Form 700 as required by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). SANDAG Board Policy Nos. 004 and 011, the Conflict of Interest Code, and Guidance Regarding Gifts are all documents that discuss the obligations of designated officials and employees with regard to gifts and travel.

Qualifying gifts and donations to SANDAG versus an individual are reported on FPPC Forms 801 and 802, which must be filed with the state's filing agent for San Diego County and posted on the SANDAG Web site. Additional information regarding FPPC reporting requirements can be found on the FPPC's Web site, and in Title 2 of California Code of Regulations section 18944 et seq.

2022 Form 806 
2020 Form 806 
2018 Form 801 
2009 Form 801 

Standard Terms and Conditions for Service Bureau Products and Services 
In accordance with SANDAG policy, clients entering into the Standard Agreement for Services with the SANDAG Service Bureau agree to comply with the terms and conditions as set forth in this document

Standard Terms and Conditions 
In accordance with SANDAG policy, vendors accepting a SANDAG purchase order agree to comply with the terms and conditions as set forth in this document. In addition, vendors filling an order in whole or in part agree to comply with the applicable federal provisions.

Standard Federal Provisions - Federal Transit Administration 
In accordance with SANDAG policy and compliance with the federal regulations, the Standard Federal Provisions apply to purchase orders and procurements funded in whole or in part with federal funds.

Standard Federal Provisions - Federal Highway Administration 
In accordance with SANDAG policy and compliance with the federal regulations, the Standard Federal Provisions apply to purchase orders and procurements funded in whole or in part with federal funds.

Contracts in Excess of $100,000 Federal Requirements 
Procurements that are in excess of $100,000 and federally funded must adhere to the Standard Federal Provisions/Federal Requirements for Procurements in Excess of $100,000.

Related Pages