Office of Local Assistance

The District 3 Office of Local Assistance supports local and regional agencies in securing and administering federal and state funds for transportation projects. Funds are used primarily for local capital projects off the state highway system, mass transit capital improvement projects, and bridge improvement projects.

We are committed to assisting local public agencies achieve efficient, effective, and timely delivery of their transportation projects in accordance with state and federal requirements. To learn more about funding opportunities, policies, and procedures visit the Division of Local Assistance website.

Office Staff and Assignments

Bomasur Banzon
District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE) Phone: 530-682-2984

Angel Araiza
Butte & Nevada Counties, Highway Safety Improvement Program.  Phone: 530-565-3963

Adam Belanger
Emergency Relief Program, Invoice Control (Alternate). Phone: 530-720-8694

Robert Brown
Bridge projects within Colusa, Nevada, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba Counties. Phone: 530-821-8476

Joshua Chang
Sutter, Yolo, Yuba Counties and Americans with Disabilities Act Program(ADA). Phone: 530-821-8408

Vlad Popko
Bridge projects within Butte, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo and Yuba Counties. Phone: 530-821-8421

Cindy Root
Sacramento County: Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Isleton, Galt, Rancho Cordova, Sac Regional Transit, SMAQMD, SJUSD, Invoice Control (Primary) and SB1 (ATP, LPP, SCCP, TCEP) Coordinator. Phone: 530-821-8372

Natasha Scott
City of Sacramento, County of Sacramento, SACOG and STIP Program Coordinator. Phone: 530-821-8414


Cynthia Shipley
Clean California Program, Colusa, Glenn, Sierra Counties, and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. Phone: 530-720-3563

Jacky Vang
El Dorado & Placer Counties and Locally funded State-Administered Projects. Phone: 530-821-8968

Osama Abu-Markieh
Construction Oversight Engineer. Phone: 916-205-8813



Local Environmental Oversight

Laura Loeffler
Senior Environmental Planner.  Phone: 530-812-4937

Thaleena Bhattal
Associate Environmental Planner covering projects within Sacramento & Yolo Counties.  Phone: 530-821-8301

Chris Carroll 
Environmental Scientist covering projects within Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba Counties.  Phone: 530-720-5583


Local Right of Way and Utility Oversight

Gina Cuevas
Associate Right of Way Agent covering projects within Sacramento County. Phone: 530-821-8430

Steve Mattos 
Associate Right of Way Agent covering projects within Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties. Phone:  530-821-8417

Robert Ronald 
Associate Right of Way Agent covering Utility Relocation Review. Phone: 530-790-8138