FY2015-16 and FY2016-17 Capital Budget

On July 29, 2015 Mayor Edwin M. Lee signed the City’s two-year budget for the fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17, with unanimous approval from the Board of Supervisors.

The City’s commitment to capital in recent years has been growing, and this was a historic budget, with $382M appropriated to the City’s General Fund departments over the two-year period. Of this, $248M is from the City’s General Fund, with a commitment of $130M and $118M in each fiscal year respectively. Addbacks by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors, such as $1.7M for the second phase of the Jefferson Street project, account for the increase in the General Fund commitment over the amount recommended by the Capital Planning Committee on May 11, 2015.

General Fund Departments

General Fund Departments are currently on a rolling two-year budget. The FY 2016 budget is updated from the previously adopted FY 2015 and 2016 budget, and the FY 2017 budget will be revisited during the FY 2017 and FY 2018 budget cycle.


This record-level budget funds a number of important projects, such as:

  • Critical emergencies, such as the rockfall and landslides at Telegraph Hill
  • Major public safety projects such as the Radio System Replacement project
  • Water conservation projects such as the UN Plaza Water Storage and Distribution project, Irrigation System Modernization, and installation of Low Flow Plumbing
  • Record-levels of investment in Facility Renewals ($41M over 2 years)
  • The ADA Transition Plan, as well as funding to study and support ADA work going forward
  • The City’s Dig Once Implementation project to install conduit
  • Major projects at the City’s Cultural Centers, as well as a significant number of renewal projects at the Asian Art and Fine Arts Museums
  • This budget also includes record-levels of projected impact fee revenue which will fund capital improvements in areas of new growth including streetscape improvements and new parks.

FY 2016 and 2017 General Fund Summary by Expenditure Type ($382M)

Capital Budget 16-17
Note: The Capital Budget does not represent the City’s entire capital investment, since it excludes bond proceeds. Bond proceeds represent a significant portion of the City’s overall capital investment, including ADA improvements and critical enhancement and renewal needs.

Enterprise Departments

The enterprise departments are currently on a fixed two-year budget covering FY 2015 and 2016, and this budget does not include any updates to their project allocations.