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."

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SPUR Forum: Investing in Infrastructure in San Francisco

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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

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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 Struggles to Finance and Build Livable Streets

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Folsom Street simulation with elements of the Better Streets Plan. Photo: SF Planning Department As San Francisco’s Better Streets Plan (BSP) street design manual nears environmental certification, many questions remain about financing street maintenance and how all of the agencies responsible for the city’s streets will work together to improve conditions for transit, walking, and […]