Using the CIP to Make Plans Happen
You’ll learn about:
- The structure and management of capital improvements programs.
- The ways in which the CIP can be used to achieve specific planning goals for the community’s particular areas or purposes, such as increasing resiliency to flooding.
- The important role that planning agencies can play in making capital improvements a major way to achieve planning goals.
Capital improvement planning is a complex responsibility that touches on many different aspects of how a city or town plans for its future. Long-term planning allows localities to financially strategize for future infrastructure improvements. A comprehensive capital plan should be tied into the strategic goals of the community. Long-term feasibility studies should be part of the CIP to demonstrate fiscal impacts of a project on future budgets, including debt service payments and any operating or maintenance costs associated with the project. Panelists discuss integrating the comprehensive plan, departmental master plan, area plans, and the capital improvement program/plan to better manage financial resources and achieve planning goals. An introductory session.
Confirmed SpeakerPeter Pollock, FAICP, is the Manager of Western Programs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, where he manages joint programs with the Sonoran Institute and the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana. He worked for almost 25 years for the City of Boulder, Colorado as both a current and long range planner, and he served as director of the city’s Planning Department from 1999 to 2006. During the 1997-98 academic year, Mr. Pollock was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Mr. Pollock began his career as the staff urban planner for the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado where he specialized in solar access protection, energy-conserving land use planning, and outreach to local communities. He received his Masters in Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley in 1978 and a Bachelors in Environmental Planning at UC Santa Cruz in 1976.
Confirmed SpeakerJean H. Gatza, Senior Planner with City of Boulder, Colorado since 1996. Areas of expertise include: comprehensive planning, community engagement, facilitation and change management.
, Falls Church
Confirmed SpeakerJulie Herlands, AICP, is Vice President of TischlerBise and has over fifteen years of planning, fiscal, and economic development experience. Her economic and fiscal impact experience includes a wide-range of assignments in fifteen states including fiscal and economic impact analyses, economic and market analyses, economic development assessments and plans, impact fees/cash proffers, and infrastructure financing. She specializes in fiscal impact analyses using the case-study marginal approach to evaluate multiple land use scenarios, specific development projects, and annexations. In addition, she has prepared over eighty impact fees and other one-time fees for communities across the country. Prior to joining TischlerBise she worked for Fairfax County Revitalization and the International Economic Development Council. She is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences. Julie is a Past Chair of the Economic Development Division of the APA and recently chaired the APA Task Force on Economic Development. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Buffalo and a Masters of Community Planning from the University of Maryland.