Letter from the City Administrator

Naomi Kelly

In compliance with the San Francisco Administrative Code Section 3.20, I am pleased to submit the City and County of San Francisco Capital Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2018-2027. The guiding document for City infrastructure investments, this Plan assesses the City’s capital needs, identifies the level of investment required to meet those needs, and provides a constrained plan of finance for the next 10 years.

The Capital Plan continues the City’s commitment to plan and finance projects that will strengthen the integrity of San Francisco’s infrastructure. The Plan recommends a record level of $35 billion in investments over the next decade that will improve San Francisco’s resilience through critical seismic repairs and strengthening; transportation and utility system improvements; safer streets for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers; and more affordable housing.

For the first time, the Capital Plan includes strategies to address the multigenerational need to fortify the Seawall, which protects three miles of vital and vibrant waterfront. The Seawall, its assets, and the people who rely on it for home, work, recreation, and/or travel are all vulnerable to the immediate threat of earthquakes and the slow-moving threat of sea level rise.

Even with this record level of investment, the Capital Plan defers $4.6 billion in identified capital needs for General Fund departments and does not fully fund annual state of good repair needs for those departments until FY2032.

San Francisco has long been a city resilient in the face of environmental, economic, and social challenges. The Capital Plan not only guides infrastructure investments but also builds public trust in the City’s ability to do smart long-term planning. I look forward to working with the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors to enact the recommendations of this Plan and continuing to build a stronger City. 

Naomi M. Kelly
City Administrator

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