Basics of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
Ever wondered how projects are funded and added as part of the Capital Improvement Plan, also known as the CIP? Read below to find out more.
Initiatives that Guide Project Planning Priorities
The City Council adopted the General Plan Update on December 13, 2011. The General Plan has been described as the constitution for a city's development and must include seven "elements" or subject categories: Land Use, Circulation, Housing, Conservation, Open Space, Noise, and Safety. It also may include other optional elements that address topics of interest or priority to a community. The City of Fremont General Plan includes the seven state-mandated elements as well as seven optional elements: Sustainability, Community Character, Economic Development, Parks and Recreation, Public Facilities, Community Plans, and Implementation.
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan addresses the updates to the General Plan and also provides guidelines on how to meet the demands for future planning, recreational, programming, environmental, and maintenance needs, as well as to establish priorities for facility improvements, future park development, future long-range park development and land acquisitions.
How Funds are Allocated for Parks and Recreation Projects
Projects and maintenance needs are funded on community priorities founded from the General Plan and Parks and Recreation Master Plan:
6. After projects are prioritized, City staff will discuss project scopes, create estimates and present their findings to Recreation Commission for approval by City Council. The schedule for the 2019/20 to 2023/24 Capital Improvement Plan, and for typical CIP process, is as follows: