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.
The Engineering Department generally oversees implementation of the Capital Improvement Program. The Finance Division oversees the compilation and publication of the program.
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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.