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What We Do

SBCAG’s Programming Division within SBCAG is responsible for:

  • Advising the SBCAG board on how to obtain and allocate the region’s scarce transportation funding resources to projects sponsored by local agencies, Caltrans, transit agencies and SBCAG.
  • Helping sponsors successfully navigate funding, environmental, and engineering guidelines to deliver projects in a timely manner.



Department Staff

Director of Programming

Sarkes joined SBCAG in 2005 and is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and direction to the Programming Division as they work to deliver on regional priorities identified by the SBCAG Board. Sarkes leads a team who identifies, seeks, and secures critical state and federal funding for priority projects. He also oversees Measure A and Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) funding program administration and monitors California Transportation Commission policies and programs. Additionally, he is tasked with assisting local cities, county, and transit operators in completing state and federal projects. He is the designated liaison to the California Transportation Commission, Regional Transportation Planning Agencies Group, and Self Help Counties Coalition. He also serves as the Chief of Staff for the Central Coast Coalition.

Transportation Planner II

Jacquelin joined SBCAG in 2018 is responsible for a variety of SBCAG Programming activities. These include administration of the Federal Transportation Improvement Program​ (FTIP), Measure A administration and assisting South Coast municipalities with state and federal project delivery.

Transportation Planner I

Maya joined SBCAG in 2022 and is responsible for a variety of SBCAG Programming activities. This includes state and federal transit program administration, Measure A administration and assisting North County municipalities and Transit partners with state and federal project delivery.

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