Capital Improvement Program

The City of Gilroy’s Capital Improvement Program (“CIP”) is an ongoing budget process for identifying, prioritizing, and developing a multi-year work plan for major capital expenditures and their associated funding sources, in an effort to improve and maintain the City of Gilroy’s roadways, parks, facilities, and other infrastructure. 

Generally, CIP improvements are major expenditures that have a multi-year life and result in becoming City assets. The CIP is a strategic planning tool focusing on City-owned infrastructure, summarizing in one document the City’s overall capital project needs and associated funding requirements during a five year period. The CIP document is a work plan and a planning tool and should be used as such in the biannual operating budget preparation process. There are a wide variety of funding sources for CIP projects, some steady and predictable while others are dependent on outside agencies.

Community Outreach Meeting

A virtual community outreach meeting will be held to discuss the Capital Improvement Program.  Topics to be covered include the purpose of a 5-year CIP, the CIP policy document, CIP project selection process, methods and criteria of prioritization of projects, overview of projects within the CIP, followed by a Q&A.

WHAT: Capital Improvement Program Community Outreach Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Facebook LIVE: 

Questions can be submitted during the meeting on Facebook LIVE or emailed to

The Process for Review and Adoption of the Capital Improvement Program

Action Item Date
Initial review of the CIP by City Council July 6, 2020 COMPLETE
Community Outreach Meeting August 4, 2020
Presentation of CIP to the Planning Commission Anticipated August 6, 2020
CIP Study Session by City Council Anticipated August 10, 2020
CIP Adoption by City Council Anticipated September 14, 2020

Capital Improvement Program Documents

Link to CIP Charter Book DRAFT