Capital Improvement Program
Five Year Plan
The City of Santa Rosa‘s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a five-year financial plan for the maintenance and expansion of the public infrastructure. The CIP identifies public facilities improvements that are needed, provides a design and construction schedule and identifies funding for these projects.
Capital Improvement projects include:
- Bridges and other Structures
- Creeks and Drainage Systems
- Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Other City Facilities
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities
- Sanitary Sewer Collection System
- Street Network
- Traffic Signals and Systems
- Water Distribution System
Although the program spans five years, only funds for the first year are appropriated as part of the City's budget approval process. The first year of the CIP is known as the Capital Budget; years 2-5 are approved by the City Council on a planning basis only. View the CIP Budget reports here.
The CIP is funded by a variety of sources, including the General Fund, Gas Tax, Development Fees, Park Development Fees, and Enterprise Fund funding. Of these funding sources, the General Fund and Gas Tax can be used on the widest array of projects. Other funding sources, such as Development Fees, have specific, legally restricted uses.
How Residents Can Get Involved
The City Council holds a public hearing during the first quarter of each year to solicit budget priorities from the community. This input, combined with information given directly to the City Council or City Manager, and from specific staff project requests, is evaluated and prioritized based on need and the amount of funding available.
The CIP is then subjected to a number of reviews; first, by the City Manager's Office, the Board of Public Utilities to review water, local wastewater and subregional projects, then the full City Council for a preliminary review during the May budget study sessions, the Planning Commission for General Plan consistency and environmental review, and back to the City Council for approval during the budget hearings in June.