Martin Tuttle was appointed by the City Council to serve as West Sacramento’s City Manager in July 2012. As directed by the Council, Mr. Tuttle has promoted strategies to make West Sacramento a “Global Food Hub” by recruiting four foreign food-related companies to make the city their USA headquarters and advanced three new bridge projects, as well as a streetcar, to improve connections between the city and downtown Sacramento.
Immediately prior to this appointment as City Manager, Mr. Tuttle was the Deputy Director of Planning and Modal Programs for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), overseeing the state’s intercity rail and multi-modal planning programs.
As the executive director of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) for six years, Mr. Tuttle led the 22-city/6-county metropolitan planning organization in California’s fast growing Sacramento region and launched its nationally recognized “Blueprint” transportation and land use growth plan. Due in part to Blueprint’s success, Mr. Tuttle was named one of the region’s 20 most influential people in the past 20 years by the Sacramento Business Journal.
Mr. Tuttle served for three years as the executive director of the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he directed major road and transit projects for the seven cities and county in Solano. The STA was honored as the State’s “Transportation Organization of the Year” by the California Transportation Foundation during his tenure.
As a top staff member to Assembly Majority Leader Tom Hannigan in the California State Legislature for 13 years, Mr. Tuttle managed innovative land-use and transportation reform legislation, including the bill establishing the successful Capitol Corridor intercity rail service between Sacramento and San Jose.
Mr. Tuttle has also worked as a land planning manager for URS Corp. and, for three years, as vice president for Sacramento-based New Faze Development, where he oversaw the company’s transit oriented development and urban infill housing projects. A fourth generation native of California, Mr. Tuttle is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.