Each year (usually in the month of March or April), the City Council begins its strategic planning process for key City documents, including the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Public Works Department’s Engineering Services Division is responsible for preparing and updating the City’s Capital Improvement Program document.
The 5-year CIP is a planning instrument used by the City to identify capital improvement needs and to coordinate financing and timing of those needs in a manner that maximizes benefit to the public. The purpose of the CIP is to provide the City with a long-range program for major municipal capital construction projects based upon the systematic development of an accompanying financial plan. The CIP document is a statement of the City’s goals, objectives and priorities for a five-year peirod as well as the financial commitments required in order to accomplish those objectives. As each annual budget is prepared, additional projects and priority needs are identified and added to the CIP to maintain a total five-year plan.
View the City of La Quinta Five-Year Capital Improvement Program.