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The capital improvement program addresses one part of the Capital Facilities Element, namely providing a schedule of planned or proposed public improvements over a 6-year timeframe; some cities also refer to this as a Capital Facility Program (CFP). Although GMA focuses on expanded or new capital facilities for growth, most city CIPs include maintenance construction projects such as road or public utility replacements, trail repairs, new play equipment in parks, and maintaining buildings such as the City water and wastewater treatment plant operations. For more information, please call Nicole Sanders at 425-888-5337.
The City Comprehensive Plan includes the full text of the 2015 to 2020 CIP - an 18-page tabular spreadsheet listing the proposed capital program at the time of adoption, in 2014. As GMA requires a CIP covering the subsequent 6 years of City construction, this table is now outdated.
In reviewing other city CIPs, Snoqualmie was one of the few King County cities that incorporated its full CIP in the Capital Facilities element itself. Most other cities adopt this schedule by reference, and/or just did not include the schedule in their Capital Facilities element (including the reviewed cities of Bellevue, Duvall, Issaquah, Kirkland, North Bend, Redmond, Renton, and Sammamish). By adopting CIPs by reference, these cities may more easily align their CIP review process with the schedule of City budget amendments and fiscal planning, which is a more appropriate parallel review process.
City staff are proposing to adopt the CIP by reference as well. When the Comprehensive Plan amendment is considered by City Council for adoption, a separate ordinance will consider a revised CIP separately for adoption that conforms to the required GMA 6-year timeline. Just as the draft Comprehensive Plan amendment must be reviewed by Council committee and the full Council, the updated CIP will be reviewed by Council committee and the full Council in open public meetings. The proposed CIP update will move away from just a tabular spreadsheet, instead providing more financial information, expanded narrative, and visuals to aid understanding of the location and nature of proposed public improvements.
For more information, please call Nicole Sanders at 425-888-5337.
For more information, please explore the links on this page or contact the City of Snoqualmie Community Development Department
Nicole Sanders, Senior Planner
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Gwyn Berry, Planning Technician
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