Every year, the City of Show Low reviews future capital improvements program (CIP) projects for prioritization and funding. Capital projects ensure that clean water, proper waste disposal, safe streets, and recreational resources (parks and community centers) are available to all citizens.
These types of projects are expensive and, so the CIP identifies the need, evaluates requested projects based on available funding, and develops a fiscal plan to fulfill them. The result is a five-year plans, with specific projects scheduled for a given year.
Planning for next year’s budget begins soon, including reviewing future CIP projects. If you think a project should be considered, submit a project request worksheet and mail or drop it off at City Hall, 180 N. 9th Street, by Monday, November 1, 2021.
Capital projects cost more than $50,000. Since you may not know specific costs, all requests should be submitted regardless of cost. A project less than $50,000 may be considered through the regular budget process if funds allow. All projects, large or small, are budgeted based on available funding.
A committee of Council members, staff, and citizens evaluate and prioritizes the projects based on their technical, operational, social, and economic development merits. Safety concerns and citizens’ support comprise over one-third of the points allocated in the evaluation. The committee’s recommended prioritized projects are submitted to the Council, which is ultimately responsible for approving the CIP plan at a regular meeting.