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Capital Planning Program


The Capital Planning Program coordinates resources to restore, improve, and build San Francisco’s public infrastructure. Major deliverables include the 10-Year Capital Plan, the annual Capital Budget, and the administration of the Capital Planning Committee. This work helps San Francisco live up to its commitment to building a more resilient and vibrant future for the residents, workers, and visitors of San Francisco.

Produced every other year, the Capital Plan describes the City’s major sources for infrastructure and the major programs and projects planned for the next 10 years. 

The majority of the capital investments outlined in the General Fund Summary Table are funded with voter-approved General Obligation Bonds (G.O. Bonds), General Fund debt called Certificates of Participation (COPs), or revenue bonds. 

Major Debt Programs 

Issuing debt is a typical method for financing capital enhancements with long useful lives and high upfront costs which the City would not be able to cover through the Pay-Go Program. The use of debt also spreads the financial burden of paying for facilities between current residents and future generations who will also benefit from the projects. 

For more information about San Francisco’s major debt programs, please see the most recent Capital Plan

The majority of the capital investments outlined in the General Fund Summary Table are funded with voter-approved General Obligation Bonds (G.O. Bonds), General Fund debt called Certificates of Participation (COPs), or revenue bonds. 

For planning purposes department-level allocations have been assigned in this document for all planned G.O. Bond and COP programs. These allocations are subject to change and will be refined prior to approval from the Capital Planning Committee based on information from Citywide needs assessments such as the HAZUS analysis described in Chapter Four: Building Our Future, as well as evolving department priorities.

Major Infrastructure Projects

San Francisco has long been a city resilient in the face of environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our infrastructure needs span facilities, streets, pipes, transportation, trees, parks, and more. The Capital Planning Program guides infrastructure investments and builds public trust in the City’s ability to do smart long-term planning across major programs including those featured here.