City of Palo Alto, California

Population (Year): 66680  (2021)

The City of Palo Alto faces several infrastructure challenges, such as maintaining and upgrading its aging water and sewer systems. The city’s water distribution system was installed in the 1950s and has had issues with leaks and breaks, leading to concerns over the reliability of the water supply. The city also faces challenges in managing traffic congestion and parking, especially during peak hours, which affects the mobility of residents and visitors. Additionally, there is a need for affordable housing for the city’s growing population. The city has implemented measures to address these challenges, such as investing in water system upgrades and expanding public transportation options.

City of Palo Alto

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


Fire Training Facility Replacement


“This project will identify an appropriate site and construct a new fire training facility in Palo Alto. This will be
the first City-owned and City-maintained permanent fire training facility, and it will allow training to be conducted within City limits and therefore reduce the downtime associated with the need for staff to travel for
training and when responding to calls.”



Not Started


Bol Park Pathway Repaving and Repair


“The Bol Park pathway which extends from the north at Hanover Drive at the Stanford Technological Park to
the south at Arastadero Road is approximately 1.2 miles in length. The pathway is a key link in the local and
regional bike system and is heavily utilized by both Gunn High School and the Veterans facility.”



Not Started


Hoover Park Improvements


“This project provides funding for the repair of existing features including the decomposed granite walkway
and brick wall surrounding the children’s playground. It also includes the replacement of amenities such as the
concrete walkway, playground, playfield backstops, benches, drinking fountains, tables and trash receptacles.”



Not Started


Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation/Augmentation Project 32


“This project funds the design and construction of high priority main and lateral replacement work, which
reduces inflow of rainfall and infiltration of groundwater into the collection system. The project replaces
approximately 9,800 linear feet (which represents 1 percent of the City’s Wastewater Collection System) for
various streets in the City, including Old Palo Alto and Barron Park neighborhoods. The project will be comprised of laterals identified in video inspection work or through maintenance records as deficient and in need
of replacement. Priority will be given to areas identified by Public Works as targeted work zones ensuring
coordination between departments.”



Not Started


Water Main Replacement – Project 30


“This project will fund the design and replacement of structurally deficient water mains and appurtenances in
Fiscal Years 2024 and 2026. Mains are selected by researching the maintenance history of the system and
identifying those that are undersized, corroded, and/or subject to breaks. The project scope includes approximately 10,000 linear feet (which represents 0.8 percent of the City’s Water Distribution System) of mains and
services on various streets within the City, including areas in Midtown/Midtown West, Palo Verde, and Greenmeadow neighborhoods.”



Not Started

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  1. A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
  2. The projects ranked in order of preference
  3. The plan for financing the projects
  4. A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
  5. Justification for the project
  6. Explanation of expenses for the project
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