Capital Improvement Program

Capital Improvement Program - Overview

The Capital Improvement Program is responsible for the development, design, funding and construction of City's capital or physical assets. A Capital Improvement Project generally results in the improvement to City streets, gutters, and sidewalks, modifications of traffic signals, improvements to City parks and waterways and improvements to other public facilities.

The City receives numerous requests for improvements each year from the General Public, City Council and other City staff.  Engineering Division staff organizes all requests in a logical format identifying scope, location, estimated budget and funding description.  City staff from all Division evaluates the merits of each proposal and recommends to the City Council appropriate projects to be included in the City’s Capital Improvement Program. To provide consistency in addressing the needs of the City, as a part of the annual budget process, the City compiles a five year projected Capital Improvement Program that includes projects with identified funding as well as projects that are unfunded.

Capital Improvement Program - Funding & Implementation

Engineering Division generally overseas implementation of the Capital Improvement Program.  The Finance Division oversees compilation and publication of the program.  The five-year program consists of funded and un-funded projects. The Capital Improvement Program is funded by a combination of,
  • general fund tax dollars;
  • development assessments,
  • grants; and
  • other tax revenue sources. 

The City has enjoyed a significant Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget in past years and will continue to seek and apply for grants and other sources of funding for the CIP. 

Capital Improvement Program - In Action

Under the direction of Remon Habib, City Engineer, Engineering Division city staff are responsible for construction management and inspection.  If you have questions or concerns regarding capital improvement project construction activity, please feel free to call 951-674-3124, ext. 245.

To find out what projects are currently out for bid,

  • visit the City Clerk's web page,  or
  • call 951-674-3124, ext. 245,
  • or contact one of the following plan hold sites:

 Project Where Contact
 Planet Bids PlanetBids, Inc. Woodland Hills, CA  P818-992-1771
Associated General Contractors
Attn: Plan Room

10140 Riverford Road,

Lakeside, CA., 92040

P: 858-558-7444
F: 858-558-8444
Construction Bidboard, Inc.
Attn: Plan Room
4420 Hotel Circle Court, Ste 215
 San Diego, CA 92108
P:800-479-5314 x6561
F: 619-688-0585
Dodge Reports 
Attn: Plan Room
8755 Flower Road, Ste A
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
P: 909-987-1579
 F: 909-987-1581
Daily Construction Reporter
Attn: Plan Room
1180 Spring Street
Riverside, CA 92507
P: 951-686-2167
F: 951-686-6402
Bid America  
Attn: Plan Room
41085 Elm Street
Murrieta, CA 92562
P: 951-677-4819
F: 951-600-0615
Reed Construction Data  
Attn: Document Processing 
30 Technology Parkway S. #500
Norcross, GA 30092 
P: 303-265-6527
F: 800-303-8629

 Capital Improvement Program - Qualified Contractors 

The City maintains a list of Qualified Contractors, which is updated every November. We are currently accepting Pre-Qualified Contractor Applications.You may complete this within your vendor portal on PlanetBIds. 

Follow the directions on the Notice Inviting Qualified Bids to timely submit your Application.

Capital Improvement Project - Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the money come from to pay for capital improvement projects?

The following is a listing of funding sources typically used to pay for Capital Improvement Projects:

  • Development Fees – Proceeds from development fees collected under Municipal Code Section 16.74, Ordinance 1153 to accommodate new development growth.
  • Drainage – Proceeds from development fees collected under Ordinance No. 919 for the construction of local drainage facilities in accordance with the Master Plan of Drainage.
  • Gas Tax – Proceeds of state subventions received as a result of Section 2105, 2106, 2107, and 2107.5 of the California Streets and Highways Code to be used for maintenance, rehabilitation or construction of roads and road improvements.
  • Measure A - Proceeds of Riverside County’s Measure A funding received as a result of a 1988 voter approved ½ cent sales tax to be used for construction of roads and road improvements.
  • Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) - CDBG are awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to qualifying communities to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and the provision of improved community facilities and services.
  • Traffic Improvement Fee (TIF) – Proceeds from development fees collected under Ordinance No. 1081 for the construction or rehabilitation of local roads and road improvements.
  • Railroad Canyon Benefit District – Proceeds from development fees collected under Ordinance No. 870 for the construction or rehabilitation of local roads and road improvements in the identified benefit area adjacent to Railroad Canyon Road.
  • General Fund – The primary operating fund of City government used to support much of the usual operations. Proceeds from other general revenue sources including permit fees, property tax, sales and use tax, real property transfer tax, business licenses.

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