The Ten-Year Capital Plan

Cover: Church St. Rail Replacement

Cover: Church St. Rail Replacement

In 2006, addressing decades of underfunded infrastructure, the Mayor and Board of Supervisors approved San Francisco’s first citywide, ten-year Capital Plan.  It was the first time the City family thought comprehensively about its infrastructure and started down a road to recovery. The City has since received voter approval for major seismic improvements; dramatically increased funding to its streets program; broken ground on or opened a wide range of new libraries, parks, hospitals, pipelines, transit lines and museums; and increased the funding of our state of good repair renewal needs.

The FY 2014-2023 Capital Plan continues the commitment to protecting the City’s infrastructure by increasing funding for state of good repair renewals and investing in key seismic and service enhancements.

Funding Overview

The Capital Plan recommends projects based on the availability of funding from various sources and the relative priority of each project.  Enterprise departments (such as the San Francisco International Airport and Public Utilities Commission) can meet most needs from usage fees and rate payers.  However, programs that serve the general public (such as streets and fire stations) rely primarily on funding from the City’s General Fund and debt financing programs.  The FY 2014-2023 Capital Plan anticipates nearly $25.1 billion in funding across all service areas and department types.

FY14-23 Capital Plan: Funding Summary by Department Type

General FundEnterpriseExternalTotal
Public Safety1,377 001,377
Health and Human Services77905311,310
Infrastructure and Streets1,3437,3358,678
Recreation, Culture, and Education61506281,243
Economic and Neighborhood Development5411,1632,4474,151
General Government910091

The investments approved in the Capital Plan allow us to continue on the road to recovery, but the anticipated funding remains too small to meet our annual repair and renewal needs. The table below shows that investments that will be made by the City’s General Fund over the next ten years, as well as the amount of need that currently cannot be met with the current funding projections. The deferred funding for facility and streets renewals includes the current backlog, which totals $702 million.

FY14-23 Capital Plan: General Fund Summary - Funded vs Deferred

Renewal InvestmentsFacilities626546
(Includes current backlogs)Streets867479
Other right-of-way assets127
(Renewal Subtotal)
EnhancementsEarthquake Safety1,936476
Parks & Open Space31018
Street Infrastructure2021,575
(Enhancement Subtotal)

Learn more about: State of Good Repair Renewal, Enhancement Programs, or download the executive summary or project list for the Capital Plan.