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Traffic: These projects improve the safety of the City’s transportation network. Projects include the installation of traffic signals, improvements to synchronization and timing of traffic signals, as well as pedestrian safety improvements such as crosswalks and flashers. Funding source—G.O. Bonds
Neighborhoods: These projects improve infrastructure within neighborhoods, with the primary focus on streets, curbs, gutters, alleys, and sidewalks. The neighborhood projects are selected annually to leverage Stages of Resource Targeting (SORT), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and HOME Investment Partnership funds. Funding sources—G.O. bonds, Federal funds, and Utility funds
Utilities: These projects improve or expand utility infrastructure and increase the City’s ability to provide water, stormwater, and wastewater services to residents and other customers. Funding Sources—Cash from the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater funds and Revenue Bonds
Facilities: These projects aim to keep City facilities in a serviceable condition and compliant with City code. These include interior and external planning, design, repair, and construction of City facilities. Funding sources - G.O. Bonds and Cash
Quality of Life
Quality of Life: These projects enhance the quality of life through amenities and services that help residents thrive. These include improvement projects for the Topeka Zoo, as well as internal technology upgrades that improve service delivery across all departments. Funding sources—G.O. bonds, Countywide Half-Cent Sales Tax, IT Fund, and Cash
Public Safety: These projects improve the provision of public safety services to the community. These include the purchase of fire and emergency medical service apparatus, fire station improvements, and police body cameras. Funding sources—G.O. bonds and Cash
Streets: These projects improve the City’s network of streets and alleys. They include the maintenance of existing streets, construction of new streets, sidewalk maintenance, bike lanes, streetscape improvements, alley repair, and curb and gutter repair. Funding sources—G.O. bonds, Federal funds, Citywide Half-Cent Street Sales Tax, and Countywide Half-Cent Sales Tax
CIP Book and Guide
The CIP book consists of a summary of projects that are scheduled to commence during the 2022-2026 budget years, and a separate list of projects being considered for years 2027-2031. A map of the proposed projects depicts their impact throughout the City. Project summaries are separated by projected funding source and a single project may be reflected under multiple sections if attributed to multiple sources of funding. Debt summaries and forecasts for general obligation and revenue bonds are also provided. The electronic version of this book contains several user-friendly hyperlinks to enhance navigation.