“It is impossible to miss the incredible transformation of San Francisco’s roads, parks, recreation centers, libraries, cultural institutions, and other infrastructure improvements taking place all over the City as a result of our Ten-Year Capital Plan,” said Mayor Lee. “This long term fiscal planning and investments have not only made San Francisco a safer and more resilient City, but they have also contributed to our economic recovery by producing thousands of local construction jobs and have supported better and more improved services for our residents through technology. San Francisco voters have passed nearly $2.8 billion in General Obligation bonds over the past eight years and these important investments support our vision of creating a future where prosperity means that everyone shares in our success.”
“I am proud to join Mayor Lee in cosponsoring the Ten-Year Capital Plan, which will guide our Citywide infrastructure investments for the next decade and beyond,” said Board President Breed. “The Capital Plan process is a testament to what makes San Francisco so strong: we work together, anticipate challenges, and allocate the resources to meet them. I am proud of the plan we have created and I look forward to working with my colleagues, the Mayor, and all San Franciscans as we create better hospitals, roads, Muni service, and parks, while protecting the City from earthquakes, fire, and sea level rise.”
The City’s Ten-Year Capital Plan demonstrates the City’s commitment to continuous improvement with a record $32 billion in investments to not only build our infrastructure, but also support approximately 268,000 jobs. These funds will make critical seismic repairs; transportation system improvements; create safer streets for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers; and keep us on track for smoother pavement by bringing the City’s Pavement Condition Index score to 70 – its highest level in nearly 30 years.
The City’s newest Capital Plan proposes a number of initiatives from large-scale, highly complex and widely recognized facilities; War Memorial Veteran’s Building retrofit, new Public Safety Building, new SF General Hospital, the sewer system improvement project, Pier 70 and Seawall Lot 337 development, and neighborhood park renovations; to the less glamorous but equally important projects such as seismic retrofits of fire and police stations, street resurfacing, American Disabilities Act upgrades, repairing facility roofs, HVACs, elevators, boilers. The Plan not only guides infrastructure investments, but also builds public trust in the City’s ability to do smart long term planning and deliver on its promises in a fiscally responsible way. This upcoming Plan represents the largest level of investment than any other time in San Francisco’s history.
The Five Year Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Plan for FY 2016-20 provides a framework for the City to proactively plan, fund, and implement projects that align with the City’s goals of being innovative, sustainable, and resilient. The Plan recommends $150 million in General Fund investments over the next five years to support these goals. The Plan includes recommendations for the funding of Major IT Projects including the replacement of the City’s Financial Systems and the radio infrastructure used by public safety and public services departments. Overall, the City’s demand for new ICT is above and beyond available funding. The Plan provides guidance on how to prioritize the City’s ICT needs and recommends the City improves project planning in order to appropriately fund projects.