Resilient Infrastructure​

Enhance services to the community by investing in County facilities and infrastructure; including roads, buildings, communications, and flood protection.

Goal 3, Objective 1

Continue to maintain road segments, including designated turnouts where feasible, increase efforts on vegetation removal and drainage features and improve pavement conditions in neighborhoods.
On Track 60%

Updated: January 2024

Summary of objective implementation status (achievements or progress over last year; significant delays or issues, etc.)

  • PG&E Settlement Tier 1 for $21.36M and Tier 1 Plus for $13.44M, Pavement Repairs to roads damaged by debris haul from the 2017 Fires
  • In calendar year 2023, approximately 98.3 miles of Tier 1 Plus paving projects were completed and placed in service.
  • PG&E Settlement Tier 2 consists of twenty-three Board directed infrastructure projects which are currently in various stages of design and/or construction. SPI anticipates completing all these projects using the $20M of Board allocated funding in the 2024-2025 time frame, as originally outlined.

Key milestone update (include relevant metrics, if applicable)

  • PG&E Settlement Tier 1 and Tier 1 Plus, Pavement Repairs Tier 1 complete in 2022
  • Tier 1 Plus completed in 2023.
  • PG&E Settlement Tier 2 projects, on schedule for delivery by 2024-2025 timeframe
  • 2021 Culvert Replacement project C21310 replaced 10 culverts. 2022 PPP replaced 42 culverts.

Coordination and partnership update

SPI’s goals are unique in that they are limited to work in the County’s public right-of-way. We are committed to looking for partnerships with neighboring cities.

SPI partnered with PRMD in 2022 on their project to identify existing culverts contributing higher sediment loads to the San Francisco Bay watershed. Focusing culvert replacement in these locations meets the partnership goals of this objective.

Community, equity and climate update

The drainage culvert replacement projects and the roadway turn-out projects are spread throughout the County in geographically isolated areas to promote equitable services. Reports from the public of localized maintenance issues through our website and SoCoReportIt application provide public engagement and ensure equity in service.

Climate effects are anticipated to be reduced with the removal of fire fuels from our increase vegetation removal standards, minimizing wildfire disaster conditions.

Funding narrative (If this objective received Strategic Plan funding in year 1 or year 2, please provide a status of expenditures to date.)

The Board of Supervisors approved $54.8M in operating transfers from the PG&E Settlement Fund to SPI for completion of Tier 1, Tier 1 Plus, and Tier 2 road projects on December 15, 2020. In addition, the FY2021-22 SPI approved budget included $13.13M in Board approved operating transfers to support the annual Pavement Preservation and Culvert Replacement programs. The $13.13M included contributions from the General Fund, Refuse Franchise Fees, and Measure L. The Board has made a long-term commitment to support these programs and the Department expects funding to be included in annual budgets for the foreseeable future.

In addition, SPI uses annual allocations from the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (SB1) to supplement these projects as necessary.