Office of Local Assistance & Federal Programs

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

Jacky Vang
Federal Programs Manager
Phone: 530-821-8968

Angel Araiza
Butte County, Highway Safety Program, State Administered Projects, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.
Phone: 530-565-3963

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

Robert S. Brown
Highway Bridge Program, Federal Land Access Program.
Phone: 530-821-8476

Joshua Chang
Nevada, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba Counties, American with Disabilities Act, Quality Assurance Plan, Emergency Relief.
Phone: 530-821-8408

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

Natasha Scott
City & County of Sacramento, SACOG and STIP Coordinator.

Cindy Shipley
Clean California Local Gran Program, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (Alt) Colusa, Glenn & Sierra Counties.
Phone: 530-720-3563

Keng Leng Yang

El Dorado & Placer Counties. 
Phone: 530- 821-8381

Blas Martinez

Construction Oversight Engineer.
Phone: 916-205-6145

Local Environmental Oversight

Thaleena Bhattal
Environmental Review for Sacramento & Yolo Counties.
Phone: 530-821-8301

Chris Carroll
Environmental Review for Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yuba Counties.
Phone: 530-720-5583

Local Right of Way and Utility Oversight

Tarey Townsend
Associate Right of Way Agent covering projects within Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties.
Phone: 916-799-9513

Gagan Purewal
Right of Way Review for Sacramento County.
Phone: 530-821-8428

Robert Ronald
Utility Relocation Review.
Phone: 530-790-8138