WHAT IS A CIP?
The Capital Improvement Program is a multi-year forecast of the capital needs for the City of Buckeye. It is designed to identify our public facility and infrastructure needs and create and manage a timely and cost-effective replacement and growth plan.
What does the CIP have to do with me?
Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) develop our infrastructure and enhance our overall quality of life within Buckeye. Decisions about how we use the CIP affect all of us by way of the streets we drive on, water we drink, libraries we visit, and parks where we take our families to hike and picnic.
The CIP also keeps our community safe by making sure we have adequate numbers of Fire and Police Stations, Water Treatment Facilities, and Basic Infrastructure to handle our vastly growing population.
Proper management of the CIP ensures that we get the maximum value for our tax dollars as we build and grow Buckeye together!
How do we pick what to build?
Each year we "open up" the CIP to accept proposals from all the Departments within the city.
Proposals are specific, detailed ideas or plans for projects over the next FIVE YEARS that fit the CIP criteria to be considered by the City Council. These ideas can be big , small, or anything in between. For example:
- The Police Department may need a substation built in a neighborhood that has had consistent and growing crime
- Employees at City Hall may need lighting in their parking lot, for safety reasons coming to and from work in the dark
- Public Works has traffic plans and street improvements such as adding signal lights or turning lanes, or widening a road to alleviate traffic issues.
- Community Services would like a new library, multi-generational center, or aquatic center to improve the quality of life in Buckeye.
Each of these projects, and many others, impact the future of our city. We take months to gather them and enter them into our CIP Planner. The CIP is then submitted to the City Council who will discuss each project, prioritize, and decide which ones will fit in the CIP Planner for the coming year.
This process takes place annually, allowing for a rolling five year forecast .
The CIP sets the framework for our Construction Project Management Team , who is responsible for delivering the projects to you!