Who We Are

In response to concerns from City leaders and citizens, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Board of Supervisors passed legislation in August 2005 requiring the City to annually develop and adopt a ten-year capital expenditure plan for City-owned facilities and infrastructure. This legislation also created the Capital Planning Committee (CPC) and the Capital Planning Program.

In 2013, San Francisco became one of the first 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) to receive funding and support from the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2014, San Francisco was the first city to hire a Chief Resilience Officer and in 2016 was the first to complete a strategic plan for resilience, Resilient SF. San Francisco's Office of Resilience and Recovery was established in 2016.

To institutionalize resilience as a civic priority, in 2016 the Capital Planning Program and the Office of Resilience and Recovery merged to create the new Office of Resilience and Capital Planning (ORCP), led by the City’s Chief Resilience Officer. Please find information on ORCP staff below.