City of Santa Cruz, California

Population (Year): 61950  (2021)

The City of Santa Cruz faces various infrastructure challenges, including the need to upgrade its aging water and sewer systems, maintain its transportation infrastructure, and address housing affordability issues. The City’s water supply is particularly vulnerable to drought and climate change, and efforts are underway to increase water conservation and explore alternative sources of water. In addition, the City’s roads and bridges require regular maintenance and repair, and the transportation system needs improvements to accommodate pedestrian, bicycle, and public transportation needs. Lastly, the City is facing a housing crisis, with high housing costs and a shortage of affordable units, making it difficult for many residents to find and maintain housing.

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


Fire Station #2 Replacement


Fire Station #2 Replacement (Current station is over capacity)



Not Started


Chestnut Park Basketball Court Resurfacing


Resurface the Chestnut Park basketball court.



Not Started


Wharf – East Parking Lot Paving Project


Repair and refasten decking and substrate as needed, lay down giomat product and pave with polymer infused asphalt.



Not Started


Market Street Sidewalk and Bike Lane


“Construct sidewalk within the existing Market Street roadway, between Avalon and Stoney Creek Rd, where none currently exists. Requires installation of a new marked crosswalk
near Avalon St to provide continuity on the west side of the street. Project includes minor widening at Market/Goss Ave to complete sidewalk, ramp and bike lane. A grant has not
yet been approved.”



Not Started


Shaffer Road Railroad Crossing and Route 1 Traffic Signal Improvements


“Development of a benefit assessment district for the design and funding cost share of a new railroad crossing (with gates and surface improvements) and the installation of a traffic
signal at the Shaffer/Route 1 intersection. Development of adjacent properties require crossing installation to reduce impact to Delaware and residential uses, improve emergency
access and facilitate the Rail Trail Segment 7 Phase 3 implementations. The crossing is planned to be multi modal. Costs of assessment district development to be reimbursed if
district approved. This project is being coordinated with MB Sanctuary Scenic Trail (Rail Trai) Segment 7 – Phase 3 (c402208)”



Not Started

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How to Read a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Business Development?

When a city, municipality or state issues a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP),  it can be overwhelming and daunting, but there are a few key things you need to investigate. Let’s start with the definition of CIP – A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) contains all the individual capital projects, equipment purchases, and major studies for a local government; in conjunction with construction and completion schedules, and in consort with financing plans. The plan provides a working blueprint for sustaining and improving the community’s infrastructures. It coordinates strategic planning, financial capacity, and physical development. A CIP stands at the epicenter of a government’s Planning, Public Works, and Finance departments. When a CIP is issued, it typically includes the following information:

  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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Now, for business development, while the capital plan is interesting, the capital program is for capital expenditures that extends five to ten years beyond the capital budget.  Knowing the difference is important so you can influence upcoming program versus just responding to an RFP. If reading the CIP makes your head explode, or you want to save time, Request a Demo of Citylitics CIP dashboard with over 20,000 CIPs from USA and Canada. Citylitics has 20,000 plus available CIPs, how can we help you? What states, cities or counties are you looking to improvement your business development, we can assist you in influencing an upcoming RFP versus simply responding to an RFP. Citylitics Capital Projects Dataset is a comprehensive resource for businesses and organizations looking to track and analyze planned infrastructure spend in their area. The dataset offers a range of features and benefits, including:

  1. Comprehensive Market View: The dataset provides a single view of all planned infrastructure spend, with powerful filters such as population, project value, fiscal year, project status, project description, geography, and more. This allows businesses to gain a comprehensive understanding of the market and identify new opportunities.
  2. Identify Opportunity Hot Spots: The dataset offers map views and filters that allow users to identify opportunity hot spots where they need to allocate resources. This helps businesses to understand where they should focus their efforts to achieve the best results.
  3. Create Data-Driven Forecasts: The dataset provides bottom-up data for the next 5 years of planned infrastructure spend, allowing businesses to create data-driven forecasts they can be confident in.
  4. Uncover True Market Needs: The dataset allows businesses to develop long-term business plans, R&D, and growth initiatives based on true, bottom-up market needs instead of opinions and anecdotes. This helps businesses to make more informed decisions and achieve better results.

With Citylitics Capital Projects Dataset, businesses can gain a deeper understanding of planned infrastructure spend in their area, which can help them to identify new opportunities and make more informed decisions.