How would you prioritize project funding for the Capital Improvement Plan update?
The City of Fremont’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) budget is updated every two years. The next CIP will forecast and allocate the resources the City will use to build and maintain its infrastructure between Fiscal Year 2017/18 and Fiscal Year 2021/22. (Fiscal years run between July 1 and June 30.) This includes streets, parks, bike paths, pedestrian trails, City-owned public buildings, and technology assets. Examples of projects that have received this funding include the annual street resurfacing program, the enhancement of Capitol Avenue, and the new synthetic turf cricket/soccer fields at Central Park.
The CIP lays out a two-year budget for new capital projects and the maintenance of existing infrastructure, but it also includes a spending plan for the following three years. The total five-year scope of the CIP makes it an ideal tool for facilitating strategic thought and comprehensive capital planning.
To assist the City Council in considering how best to allocate the limited available resources, the City of Fremont is asking for input from residents and other community stakeholders on how they rate the importance of investment in the following project categories. Please evaluate each category as either “more important”, “important”, or “less important”.
- Bicycle lanes, walking paths, and trails
- Building maintenance
- Energy and water efficiency improvements
- Human services/homeless facilities
- Park landscape and facilities maintenance
- Sidewalk repair and street tree replacement
- Sports fields and recreation facilities
- Street maintenance and repair
- Technology infrastructure
- Traffic congestion management
- Traffic safety improvements