Public Participation Plan

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) incorporates public participation into all of its planning processes. The Public Participation Plan provides guidance in the structuring of regional transportation planning processes to ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, interagency consultation and public participation are an integral and continuing part of the regional transportation decision making process. The participation policies and procedures described in the plan are structured to comply with all applicable federal and state legislation, rules, and express the genuine regional value and interest for all residents to participate in the shaping and implementation of regional policies and decisions regarding the transportation system.

AMBAG serves as the regional forum for the study and discussion of regionally significant issues, including housing, transportation, energy, water, and environmental quality. Elected officials from the eighteen cities and the three counties form the AMBAG’s Board of Directors. AMBAG’s mission states:

“AMBAG provides strategic leadership and services to analyze, plan and implement regional policies for the benefit of the Counties and Cities of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz, balancing local control with regional collaboration.”

In pursuing its mission, AMBAG strives to inform and involve its jurisdictions and the general public throughout its various programs, projects, and work activities conducted by the agency.

AMBAG and its regional planning partners seek the participation of a diverse set of communities with an interest in regional planning efforts, including lower income households, minority populations, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) populations, persons with disabilities, representatives from community and service organizations, tribal organizations, and other public agencies.

Draft 2019 Public Participation Plan

Comments on the Draft 2019 PPP are due August 28, 2019 and may be mailed to:
Heather Adamson, P.O. Box 2453, Seaside, CA 93955, via email at, or via fax at (831) 883-3755.

2019 Draft Public Participation Plan
Appendix A - List of Acronyms
Appendix B - Public Participation Practices by Agency
Appendix C - Partner Transportation Agency Contacts
Appendix D - List of Stakeholders
Appendix E - Federal and State Regulations
Appendix F - Best Practices
Appendix G - Draft 2045 Public Involvement Plan
Appendix H - Draft 2045 Public Involvement Plan Comments and Responses
Appendix I - Public Notice

2015 Public Participation Plan

2015 Public Participation Plan