Funding and Expenditures

AMBAG Overall Work Program (OWP) and Budget

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) as the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the tri-county (Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz) Monterey Bay region annually develops and maintains the Overall Work Program (OWP). The OWP includes federal and state funded planning as well as transportation/air quality planning activities. The OWP also incorporates planning work to be accomplished by the region’s Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs), transit operators and Caltrans.

The Overall Work Program (OWP) defines the continuing, comprehensive, and coordinated metropolitan planning process for the Monterey Bay region. It established transportation, air quality, and other regional planning objectives, the methods and timing for achieving those objectives, and identifies planning responsibilities and funding to complete the work. The OWP also serves as a management tool for AMBAG in that it identifies all projects and services to be provided during the year beyond those mandated by the metropolitan planning process. The OWP, therefore, presents an annual blueprint for the agency’s use of resources for the fiscal year.

The OWP is a constantly changing document; changes occur during the year to reflect priority, funding and staffing changes. As a working document, the OWP must be amended prior to making changes in work scope, budget, and completion dates for key tasks.

Annually, the AMBAG Board of Directors approves the AMBAG Overall Work Program (OWP). The Overall Work Program (OWP) is subject to periodic adjustments resulting from changes in activities as well as revisions in revenues and expenditures during the fiscal year.

To view/download complete OWP document please use following links (all in PDF format):

Fiscal Year 2020-21:

  • Approved FY 2020-21 OWP
  • Fiscal Year 2019-20:

  • Approved FY 2019-20 OWP
  • Approved FY 2019-20 OWP Amendment No. 2
  • Approved FY 2019-20 OWP Amendment No. 3
  • For further information please contact Bhupendra Patel at 831-264-5091 or


    Day-to-day AMBAG financial management is the responsibility of the Director of Finance and Administrative Services. AMBAG is responsible for a myriad of reports and accounting requirements due to federal and State funding. AMBAG is required to be audited annually. For further information please contact Errol Osteraa at 831-264-5099 or

    Audited Financials:

  • FY 2018-19
  • Employee Compensation Pursuant to AB 2040

    AB 2040 provides that local agencies that maintain websites must post the annual compensation of their elected officials, officers, and employees on their websites in a conspicuous location or provide a link to the Government Compensation in California website also in a conspicuous location.

    The required content and reporting time frame in statute through AB 2040 remain the same as those required in the State Controller’s administrative order:

    • Special districts must provide information on compensation within 90 days after the close of the district’s fiscal year when submitting reports by paper or 110 days after close of the fiscal year when submitting reports in electronic format. (Gov’t Code section 53891.)
    • Healthcare district reports must be submitted within 120 days following the close of the fiscal year.

    Special districts should review and revise their policies to ensure compliance with these provisions. AB 2040 goes into effect on January 1, 2015.

    Please use this link for more information:

    State Controller’s Financial Transaction Report

    Use this link to access the State Controller’s Financial Transaction Report: