California Department of Transportation - District 2

Office of Community & Regional Planning – District 2

The Office of Community & Regional Planning handles the Intergovernmental Review/California Environmental Quality Act (IGR/CEQA) and regional planning liaison duties. The IGR/CEQA responsibilities are essential to the Department's stewardship of the State transportation system. The IGR/CEQA Program is responsible for helping to maintain the safety and operational integrity of the State highway system by ensuring that transportation impacts resulting from land use development are either eliminated or reduced to a level of insignificance. Early consultation with local lead agencies during the review of proposed development activity results in less costly and often more environmentally sensitive traffic impact mitigation measures.

The Regional Planning staff provides assistance to the Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPA) located in each of the seven counties in District 2. This staff assists each RTPA with development of their annual Overall Work Plans, Regional Transportation Plans, Regional Transportation Improvement Programs and with programming of state and federal funds for transportation improvements important to all agencies in their respective jurisdictions. Public transportation (transit) activities include oversight and support for local agencies applying for State and Federal grant funds.

Branch Chief Office of Community & Regional Planning  (530) 229-0517

Marcelino Gonzalez