SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The City Budget: San Francisco’s Capital Plan

"Each year, San Francisco updates its 10-year Capital Plan and budget. This process, originally proposed by SPUR in 2004, has helped ensure that infrastructure spending gets an appropriate share of public funds. It has also resulted in better planning for bond measures at the local ballot. Come hear how the City plans to prop up (and pay for) its infrastructure in the current economic climate. With Brian Strong  and Adam van de Water from the City’s Capital Planning Program and Charles Higueras from the Department of Public Works."


SPUR Forum: Investing in Infrastructure in San Francisco

From SPUR: Photo courtesy of Flickr user Omar Omar San Francisco now annually prepares and updates a 10-year capital plan that looks at funding for everything from jails to buses and roofs to sewers. Given recent increases in local revenue, is the plan’s proposed $25 billion investment in infrastructure over 10 years enough? Come for a […]

Public Libraries: Planning for the next generation

From SPUR: San Francisco Public Library’s Branch Library Improvement Program was designed to respond to the current and future needs of library users. Flexible floor plans, multiuse spaces, innovative responses to technological advances and a commitment to sustainable building practices shaped the development of the City’s plans for 24 renovated or new libraries. As library […]

San Francisco’s role in the growing region

From SPUR: The Bay Area’s Sustainable Communities Strategy will plan for 2 million new residents and 1.2 million new jobs in the next 25 years. Learn how the various City departments are working together to plan for this growth and secure infrastructure and transportation funds to support it. With Sarah Dennis Phillips from the planning department, Rajiv […]

SPUR Forum: Duboce/Church Trackway Improvements

From SPUR: In 2008, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency began a $20 million infrastructure project to replace the Muni rails on Duboce and Church streets. The Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association recognized the opportunity to better serve the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users, and to enhance the neighborhood’s sense of place. The City […]