01. Executive Summary

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2027 City and County of San Francisco Capital Plan (the Plan) is the City’s commitment to building a more resilient and vibrant future for the residents, workers, and visitors of San Francisco. Updated every odd-numbered year, the Plan is a fiscally constrained expenditure plan that lays out infrastructure investments over the next decade. This document is the product of input from Citywide stakeholders, who have put forth their best ideas and most realistic estimates of San Francisco’s future needs. 

Projects in the Plan are divided into seven Service Areas: Economic and Neighborhood Development; General Government; Health and Human Services; Infrastructure and Streets; Public Safety; Recreation, Culture, and Education; and Transportation. Each Service Area chapter describes the associated Renewal Program, Enhancement Projects, Deferred Projects, and Emerging Needs. General Fund, Enterprise, and external agencies are all represented to give as full a picture of San Francisco’s capital needs as possible. 

A growing Bay Area economy has given rise to historic levels of capital investment in recent years. Spurred by a growing tax base, increases in General Fund revenues and debt issuance capacity have allowed San Francisco to fund a record level of capital projects over the last eight years. As a result, San Francisco is now better positioned to build a healthy infrastructure program and meet the challenges ahead.

Boy walking in ocean

Plan By the Numbers 

The FY 2018-2027 Capital Plan generally retains most policies and practices set in prior year plans, including maintaining restrictions around issuing debt and fully funding certain capital programs such as the City’s Americans with Disability Act (ADA) transition plans, facilities maintenance, and street resurfacing. Policies governing the Plan are discussed in the Introduction as well as the Capital Sources chapter. The Plan also lays out a number of goals that continue key objectives from previous years, including robust funding for renewals, relocating critical City services to seismically sound facilities, and construction on hundreds of other public infrastructure projects to improve services and quality of life. 

This Plan captures $24 billion in recommended direct City investments and $11 billion in external agency investment, which total $35 billion in capital improvements citywide, while creating an estimated 290,000 local jobs over the next decade.

Table 1.1

Capital Plan Summary in Five-Year Intervals 

(Dollars in Millions) 

FY18-22 

FY23-27 

Plan Total 

Economic & Neighborhood Development 

3,017 

1,962 

4,978 

General Government 

87 

156 

243 

Health and Human Services 

808 

125 

934 

Infrastructure & Streets 

6,139 

3,386 

9,526 

Public Safety 

1,274 

381 

1,655 

Recreation, Culture, and Education 

1,964 

414 

2,379 

Transportation 

10,345 

5,137 

15,483 

TOTAL 

23,635 

11,562 

35,197 

 

BY DEPARTMENT TYPE 

FY18-22 

FY23-27 

Plan Total 

General Fund Departments 

3,346 

1,906 

5,252 

Enterprise Departments 

13,504 

5,418 

18,922 

      City & County Subtotal 

16,839 

7,315 

24,155 

External Agencies 

6,786 

4,237 

11,023 

TOTAL 

23,635 

11,562 

35,197 

Table 1.1 Provides an overview of this Plan’s capital program broken down by service category and department type.

 

Planned Project Highlights 

San Francisco has many competing needs, and the capital program is no exception. Major projects with funding identified in this Plan include: 

General Fund Departments

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital campus improvements 
  • Southeast Health Center expansion 
  • Closure and demolition of the unsafe Hall of Justice 
  • Neighborhood Fire Stations program 
  • District Police Stations program 
  • Department of Emergency Management expansion 
  • Animal Care & Control Shelter replacement 
  • SFFD Ambulance Deployment Center modernization 
  • Park system renovations, including Margaret S. Hayward Playground 
  • ADA facilities and right-of-way barrier removal

Enterprise Departments

  • Fortification of the Seawall 
  • Pier 70 and Seawall Lot 337 
  • Central Subway 
  • Transbay Transit Center 
  • Muni Forward 
  • Vision Zero Pedestrian Safety Program 
  • Van Ness and Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) 
  • Water and Sewer System Improvement Programs 
  • SFO Terminal 1 and 3 improvements 
  • Airport hotel construction

External Agencies

  • HOPE SF affordable housing developments 
  • Treasure Island redevelopment 
  • City College seismic and code upgrades 
  • Modernization of SFUSD sites