Deferred & Emerging Needs

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Our Capital Plan is a financially constrained plan — we strive to make clear decisions on what should receive funding given available resources.    As a result, over 4 billion in needs are deferred from the 10 year plan.   Our deferred needs range from Recreation and Park road improvements to seismic bracing of the remaing SF General Hospital buildings.  Nearly twenty percent of these needs are due to underinvestment in basic state of good repair renewal during the past several decades.  Nearly a quarter of our deferred needs are seismic in nature.   In addition to these deferred needs, the City tracks a number of emerging needs — items that may have scope or funding changes because they are dependent on development, litigation, or policy changes.  

Both deferred and emerging needs are listed by service area in the Capital Plan and in the project appendix.