The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is the County’s 10-year plan for building, maintaining, upgrading or replacing County facilities and infrastructure. This includes libraries, parks, community centers, technology systems, water, sewer, stormwater and transportation infrastructure—and more. The plan is updated every two years.
The County Manager and County Board are committed to engaging Arlington residents and businesses in setting capital investment priorities.
CIP Timeline, Resources & Engagement Opportunities
Step 1: County Manager Gathers Input
When: Winter/Spring 2020
The County Manager gathers input from his leadership team, County staff, the County Board and the Arlington community. This input help frame and develop the Manager’s Proposed CIP, which he will present to the Board in May.
- Share your feedback online through April 30. Spanish online version is also available.
- Share your thoughts on paper forms at stations across the County.
- Attend a March 19 Community Forum — This event has been canceled. See County provided guidance on public meetings here.
Step 2: Proposed CIP Released
When: May 2020
The County Manager’s Proposed FY 2021-2030 CIP is shared with the County Board.
Step 3: County Board Gathers Feedback
When: May-June 2020
The County Board hosts a series of work sessions to learn more about the specifics of the CIP proposals. The Board also holds a June 30, 2020, public hearing and receives community feedback as it considers the Manager’s CIP proposal.
Step 4: Final Adoption by County Board
When: July 2020
Following extensive review and consideration, the County Board adopts the final FY 2021-2030 CIP.
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VIDEO: Learn the difference between budget and CIP.