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The City of Portland, Oregon

City Budget Office

Project Details for the Budget

For the Budget, each capital project or CIP description must include the following information for the public:

Objectives - Each project must relate to one of these five objectives:
  1. Repair/Maintenance - to prevent deterioration or maintain a facility in good condition
  2. Replacement - to correct problems or deficiencies by replacing worn out parts or sections such as sewer lines, streets, or new facilities to relieve system overloads
  3. Mandated - project that meet federal or state regulatory requirements or public safety standards. For example, seismic retrofits/improvements, ADA improvements, environmental clean up/asbestos removal, and fire alarm systems are all required or mandated.
  4. Expansion - to expand a system's service area to meet service demands (perhaps to serve newly annexed, undeveloped, or underserved areas). Projects in this category must relate to a long-range facility plan and conform to land use densities noted in the Comprehensive Plan but not diminish service to existing residents and properties.
  5. Efficiency - to make the infrastructure system more efficient with technological improvements, etc. These projects should either be money-savers or provide more service without more resources.
Geographic Area-  This is a notation the part of the City of Portland where the project is located and which it serves.
  1. The areas are: Citywide, Central City, East, North, Northeast, Northwest, South, Southeast, Southwest, West and occasionally N/A for no geographic area.
Funding Sources- Funding sources for each project are tracked.  There are 15 funding source categories:
 General Obligation Bonds (GO Bonds)
 Revenue Bonds
 Local Improvement Districts (LID)
 Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
 System Development Charges (SDC)
 General Fund Discretionary
 General Transportation Revenue (GTR)
 Housing Investment Fund (HIF)
 Service Charges/Fees
 Bureau Revenues
 Other Funding
 Fund Balance
Project Cost- Costs are divided into four areas: Planning; Design/Project Management; Site Acquisitions; and Construction/Equipment
Fund Level Cost- The Facilities Services in the Office of Management & Finance completes construction/renovation projects for many City bureaus (for example - fire stations, office buildings, etc.) Project management costs are covered by the bureaus and noted in the "Fund Level Cost" portion of the project details description.
Net Operating & Maintenance Costs - O&M costs are the ongoing operating costs of a project. These may be new costs for new facilities or savings due to replacement of old facilities or new innovations which require less maintenance.