County of San Luis Obispo, California

Population (Year): 283159  (2021)

The County of San Luis Obispo faces several infrastructure challenges, including transportation and housing. The county is characterized by a sprawling landscape, which presents unique transportation challenges. Its highways are frequently congested, and there is a lack of viable public transportation options. Additionally, the county is experiencing a severe housing crisis, with low inventory and skyrocketing prices. This has led to an increasing number of residents commuting long distances to work, further exacerbating the transportation challenges. The county is also vulnerable to natural disasters, including wildfires and earthquakes, which require constant attention to infrastructure maintenance and disaster preparedness.

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


Oceano Airport Taxiway A Widening & Misc Imps.


Widen Taxiway A from 20 to 25 feet to meet FAA standards and install taxiway edge lighting improvements to meet FAA design standards.



Not Started


Oceano Airport Widen Runway and Electrical Vault Construction


Construct to widen runway from 50 feet to 60 feet and and shoulders to meet FAA design standards. Widening includes addition of 5′ of pavement on each side of runway then a 3″ mill and overlay of entire runway. Also includes replacement of runway edge lighting and installation of taxiway edge lighting and hold position signage. Install new electrical vault.



Not Started


Airports-Oceano-Install Misc Airfield Navaids


This project will relocate the segmented circle and lighted wind cone to enhance safety by improving the visibility of the wind cone for pilots taking off to the northwest, which is the predominant direction of operations at the airport. The current location is approximately 615 feet from the northwestern runway end, and 1,600 feet from the southeastern runway end. The project also includes an extension of the service vehicle road to the facilities and an extension of electrical power from the new electrical vault.



Not Started


SBP Rehabilitate Runway Electrical Vault


Environmental, design and construction to replace existing electrical vault for the airfield. Includes replacing and expanding main electrical vault, replacing control panel, and adding new regulators.



Not Started


Airports-SLO-Parking Improvements-Overflow Parking/Valet


Parking improvements – pavement for overflow parking/valet in the Filbin parcel.



Not Started

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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:

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