San Benito County in 2035: More People, Homes and Jobs

AMBAG Projections Show Tri-County Area Growing by More than 150,000 Residents

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) will be conducting a series of collaborative community workshops and an online survey to initiate a regional dialogue about future growth and how we should prioritize future transportation improvements. For more information about the project or to take the survey, visit

According to AMBAG projections, by the year 2035 the tri-county region of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties will see an increase of more than 150,000 people, 40,000 housing units, and nearly 65,000 jobs.

MovingForward Monterey Bay is part of a multi-agency collaboration to produce an integrated land-use/transportation plan through the year 2035. The Sustainable Communities Strategy—a component of this plan—will aim to reduce transportation-generated greenhouse gases and promote new thinking on where we live, how we travel, and what economic opportunities we should pursue.

“MovingForward Monterey Bay is about promoting a regional dialogue about who we are, where we are going, and how are we going to get there. It’s about listening to the people who have a stake in our community and crafting a vision that reflects their desires and their aspirations.” –Maura Twomey, Executive Director, AMBAG

At each workshop, you will be able to provide you preferences for how to decrease transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions and accommodate housing and employment growth for the region. The six community workshops are scheduled as follows:

Monday, May 13th 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Salinas City Hall Rotunda
200 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas
Thursday, May 16th 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Seaside Community Room
220 Coe Avenue, Seaside

Tuesday, May 14th 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Hollister Community Center
300 West Street,
Monday, May 20th 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Watsonville Community Room
275 Main Street, Watsonville

Wednesday, May 15th 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Gonzales City Hill Council Chambers
117 Fourth Street, Gonzales
Thursday, May 23rd 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Santa Cruz Police Department
155 Center Street, Santa Cruz

For More Information, Contact:
Mary Gilbert
Transportation Planning Manager
San Benito COG
Tel. (831) 637-7665
Fax (831) 636-4160
[email protected]

BenitoLink Staff