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Capital Improvement Program

  • Aerial View of Water Recycle Facility - Local Water Project
    Aerial View of Water Recycle Facility - Local Water Project
  • Interior of Water Recycle Facility Mechanical Room - Local Water Project
    Interior of Water Recycle Facility Mechanical Room - Local Water Project
  • New Washington Park Playground Equipment
    New Washington Park Playground Equipment
  • New Solar Lights vs. Old Lighting - Streetlights for Safety Project
    New Solar Lights vs. Old Lighting - Streetlights for Safety Project
  • New Solar Light - Streetlights for Safety Project
    New Solar Light - Streetlights for Safety Project
  • Public Works Administration Office Upgrade and Remodel Flooring Installation
    Public Works Administration Office Upgrade and Remodel Flooring Installation
  • Public Works Administration Office Upgrade and Remodel
    Public Works Administration Office Upgrade and Remodel
  • CDS Unit Intallation on Central Avenue
    CDS Unit Intallation on Central Avenue

The Capital Improvement Program is all around you. It's the sidewalks you walk on, the streets you use for your daily commute, the parks, library, and community centers that you visit, the recreation trail that you enjoy and so much more!  

The City of Pacific Grove is responsible for maintaing these assets, among many others, that affect the quality of life of each and every citizen.

The Capital Improvement Program helps the City plan these vital maintinance projects, prioritize funding, and create an implementation schedule to ensure these projects are executed. 

About the CIP

A Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a long-range plan that:
1. Identifies capital projects and equipment purchases
2. Provides an implementation schedule
3. Identifies options for capital project financing
4. Identifies Councils strategic initiative
5. Links capital projects to budgets

The CIP contains a complete list of the capital projects and equipment to be purchased, project financing, project time tables, project information and justification, and expenditure requirements for each project.

The CIP serves as the basis for planning the Capital Improvement Projects Budget over the next 5 fiscal years. The CIP is updated annually. 

Capital improvements are major projects that are generally not recurring and are for repairs, maintenance, improvement, or acquisition of City assets.

Council Policy 400-6​ defines a Capital Improvement project as property, plant, or improvements having a useful life of two or more years and a total amortized acquisition and maintenance cost of $2,500 or more.

Capital Improvement projects are funded from various sources. Funding details for each specific project can be found in the City's annual budget, located on the Finance page, and the project information sheets linked below.

CIP project funding sources include:
● General Fund
● Sewer Fund
● Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP)
● Cemetery Fund
● Buildings and Grounds Fund
● Reiko Koo Fund
● Bertha Strong Trust
● PEG Fund
● Civic Center Fund
● Point Pinos Lighthouse Fund
● Library Fund
● Measure X
● Grants
● Loans

Annually, City Staff updates the CIP project list. Projects are prioritized and presented for funding based upon the level of available funding estimated for the coming fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years. Once the CIP project list is reviewed and approved by City Council, it is becomes a component of the City's Annual Budget.

In addition to the operating budget, the CIP budget is one of the primary components of the annual budget.

There are numerous benefits associated with adopting a Capital Improvement Program, including:

-Highlights the City’s needs and stimulates action to address those needs.
-Focuses on preserving infrastructure while ensuring efficient use of public funds.
-Systematic and comparative evaluation of multiple potential projects at the same time.
-Allows the City to stabilize debt and consolidate projects to reduce borrowing costs, if financing is needed.
-Serves as a public relations and economic development tool.
-Promotes coordination of projects across City departments, allows integration with other governmental agencies, and helps identify efforts that may qualify for grant funding
-Helps City forecast and coordinate long-term needs
-Allows effective time to plan for large projects
-Allows the City to comply with state mandates

    The CIP allows the City to identify and implement Council priorities to meet their strategic goals and enhance livabiliy. It also ensures upgrades, repairs, and replacement of aging infrastructure that citizens every day-like streets, sidewalks, community centers, parks and more!

    We gather input from a variety of sources, including:

    • Citizen Advisory Committees
    • City Council forums and hearings
    • Public input

      Each project proposal is reviewed from a variety of approaches before it is included in the CIP. Projects included in the CIP are identified by department staff based upon:

      • Input from the community received during the year;
      • Input from the Council on needs that develop or are identified during the year; and
      • Staff-identified projects based on critical needs, including those due to safety issues or to comply with new mandates.

      All CIP projects are reviewed first by the appropriate operating departments/programs. Projects are prioritized and presented for funding based upon the level of funding estimated to be available for the coming fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years.

      Under the direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Department and the Department of Finance review the proposed projects and prepare the CIP for submittal to the Council. The proposed CIP is then presented, discussed, and acted upon by the City Council in public sessions during the budget hearings. Members of the community can comment on the proposed CIP and provide input to the Council during the hearing process. The Council can provide staff with changes to the proposed CIP and then adopt the final CIP and Operating Budget in June. 

      CIP Projects

      *Please Note: The FY17/18 Budget has yet to be adopted. The second reading will occur at the June 21, 2017 City Council meeting. 

      All FY 17/18 Project Sheets

      Individual Project Sheets:

      Street Repairs
      Recreation Trail/Coastal Access Project
      Pine Avenue Safety
      School Zone Signage
      Proposed Low Impact Development Stormwater Improvements
      Recreation Trail Infrastructure Plan and Upgrades
      Lighthouse Avenue Streetscape
      Information Technology
      Community Center
      PD Heating System Upgrade
      PD Locker Room and Bathroom Remodel
      Document Archive Facility Improvements
      Public Works Roofs
      Facade Improvement Program
      PD Facility Surveillance System
      Rain Gutters at PW Yard
      Community Center Floor
      Public Works Corp Yard Mechanical Building-Lighting Improvements
      Construction of Permanent Restroom at Monarch Sanctuary
      Public Works Cop Yard Mechanical - Vehicle Lift Replacement
      Annual Street Light Pole Inventory Replacement
      Streetlights for Safety - select locations within Candy Cane Lane and other neighborhoods
      Annual Fleet/Equipment Replacement
      Electrical Panel Modernization Public Works Corp Yard
      Patrol Vehicle
      Replace Fire Station Window Covering and Blinds
      Fire Station Carpets Replacement and Cleaning
      Fire Station Interior Painting
      Police Department Break Room Remodel
      Police Department Floor Replacement
      Public Works Corp Yard Oil/Grease Separator and Stormwater Improvements
      Tennis Court Resurfacing at Community Center
      Upgrade 17 Mile Drive Ball Field
      Storm Drains
      Tribute Catalog
      Recreation Trail Lighting
      Annual Sidewalk Replacement
      Repair Building Leased to Adventures by the Sea (the Seawall "Cave") at Lovers Point
      Seawall Construction
      Cemetery Office
      Cemetery Roof Replacement
      Library Renewal Project- Interior Renovation
      Fence Replacement Project
      Local Water Project
      Street Overlays/Street and Sidewalk Assessments to Develop 30 Year Plan
      Chamber Audio Visual Improvements
      Great Tide Pool Site Construction
      Seed Money for Streets Assessments
      City Hall, City Manager's Conference Room
      Paint Interior Historic City Hall
      Sewer Pump Station Upgrades
      Sewer Line Replacement

       

      All FY 16/17 Project Sheets

      Individual Project Sheets:
      Library Heater Replacement
      Local Water Project
      Roof Repairs for the Maintenance Facility and Mausoleums
      Chautauqua Hall Repairs and Painting
      Library Renewal Project- Interior Renovation
      Recreation Trail Lighting
      Repair Building Leased to Adventures by the Sea (the “Cave”) at Lovers Point
      Annual Sidewalk Replacement
      Seawall Construction
      Great Tidepool Site Construction
      Recreation Trail/Coastal Access Project
      Street Asphalt/Crack and Slurry Seal Overlay-RSTP Funds
      City Council Chambers Technology Update
      Street Asphalt/Crack and Slurry Seal Overlay-Gas Tax
      Sewer Line Replacement- Lovers Point Watershed 
      Sewer Line Replacement - 17 Mile Drive
      Sewer Pump Station Repair
      Annual Street Crack Seal, Slurry Seal, Asphalt Overlay-General Fund
      Drainage and Storm Drain Repairs - Delmonte and Esplanade
      Drainage and Storm Drain Repairs- 15th and Laurel
      Storm Drain-Full Capture Devices Installation
      Recreation Trail Coastal Access point Project
      Update Traffic Signals
      Lighthouse Avenue Median Project
      Washington Park Playground
      Annual Street Light Pole Inventory Replacement
      Streetlights for Safety - select locations within Candy Cane Lane and Other Neighborhoods
      IBM Server for TracNet
      Police Station Exterior Paint
      Public Works Administration Office Upgrade and Remodel
      Police Station Interior Building Paint
      Finance Department Security
      Annual Fleet/Equipment Replacement
      Police Department Heating System Upgrade
      Tennis Court Resurfacing at Community Center
      License Plate Readers
      Public Works Corp Yard Oil/Grease Separator and Stormwater Improvements
      Upgrade Animal Pens and Kennels
      Construction of Permanent Restroom at Monarch Sanctuary
      Purchase of Police Vehicles
      Upgrade Police Department Shooting Range
      Lighthouse Avenue Hanging Planters
      Upgrade 17 Mile Drive Ball Field

       

      Stay Involved!

      Continue to learn more about the projects in your neighborhood.

      • Visit this website for updates and additional project information
      • Check out the City's Facebook page for updates from Public Works
      • Attend City Council meetings and board meetings to voice your opnion!