In compliance with San Francisco Administrative Code Section 3.20, I submit the Proposed City and County of San Francisco Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2024-2033. As the guiding document for City infrastructure investments, this Plan recommends $41.4 billion for critical public health and safety facilities, affordable housing, transportation, underground infrastructure, streets, parks and cultural centers, and efforts to improve climate and seismic resilience along the waterfront and across the city over the coming decade.
As the City moves toward economic recovery, this Plan seeks to begin reducing the backlog of deferred maintenance of our public buildings, roads, and essential infrastructure by restoring funding to pre-COVID levels. It is essential that the City find a way to make these capital investments over the next ten years to ensure that our assets remain safe for the citizens and employees who use them, and keep them from becoming prohibitively expensive to operate and maintain. The Plan also recognizes that the needs for capital investment on the horizon are increasing as we confront the challenges of climate change, seismic safety, and affordability. Finding and committing these resources will be a challenge as changing work patterns and social conditions continue to impact the City's economy and vitality.
Planning for the care and maintenance of our public assets is an essential function of government. The investments proposed in this Plan balance limited resources with our most pressing needs and will serve a vital role in shaping a City that emerges stronger from the pandemic and is resilient to future shocks. I look forward to working with the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors to enact the recommendations of this Plan.