Capital Improvement Plan

​The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a five-year forecast which identifies major (capital) projects requiring the use of public funds over and above routine annual operating expenses.

A capital project creates, improves, replaces, repairs, or permanently adds to City assets including: land, site improvements, parks, buildings, streets, bike paths, bridges, utility improvements, major equipment, computer hardware, and communication systems purchases.

Policy

The CIP is governed by Council Policy C-9.

Policy C-9 supports the following goals:

  • Create a transparent CIP process
  • Establish a risk-based priority list
  • Match the priority list to limited resources in a thoughtful and responsible matter
  • Establish an internal CIP review committee to oversee the process

Process

The City holds a public hearing each year to consider adoption of the proposed CIP. Staff provides notice to the community and all neighborhood associations, and provides a presentation designed to educate both the City Council and the public about capital planning and the anticipated projects at the public meeting. The City Council votes to either adopt the CIP as presented or make any changes to the proposed CIP deemed appropriate. Staff completes the annual cycle by publishing the CIP as adopted by the City Council.

You can participate in the capital planning process by reviewing the proposed CIP, providing testimony at the public hearing, and alerting staff to new issues that may require a capital project.

Funding

The CIP is a planning document, and only lists projects where likely funding sources have been identified for future years.

Some examples of funding sources are:

Contact us

Budget Office
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 230
Salem OR 97301
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​Current Year CIP Plan

Adopted CIP FY 2017-18 through FY 2021-22

​Prior Year CIP Plans

Adopted CIP FY 2016-17 through FY 2020-21
Adopted CIP FY 2015-16 through FY 2019-20
Adopted CIP FY 2014-15 through FY 2018-19
Adopted CIP FY 2013-14 through FY 2017-18

​CIP Project Map and Request Form