Strategic Investments

All new technology projects that cost more than $100,000 are reviewed and approved by COIT. Every year, COIT reviews around 100-150 technology projects from across the City.

San Francisco's investment in technology has nearly doubled over the last 5 years. In FY 2017-18, the City invested over $482 million towards new technology projects, supporting three strategic goals:

  1. Support, maintain, and secure critical infrastructure. Technology infrastructure like the City Fiber Network and our email systems support our daily operations. 
  2. Improve efficiency and effectiveness of city operations. Technology has the potential to make the City more efficient. 
  3. Increase access and transparency to local government. Modern technology can make government more transparent. 

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Upcoming Technology Projects

Over the next 5 years, city departments are projected to engage in 196 technology projects.

Major IT Projects

Public safety and public service radio replacement

Goal 1
Emergency Management $63,000,000

This project will upgrade the citywide radio communications system used primarily by the City’s public safety agencies. The new technology will support over 9,000 mobile and handheld radios, with ten City departments and four outside agencies operating daily on the system.

Replacement of the property assessment and tax system

Goal 1
Assessor-Recorder $53,000,000

The new property tax system will seek to better support document capture, reporting, storage maintenance, conversion migration services and management.

Improving Services

San Francisco Housing Portal

Goal 2
Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development $2,000,000

This is a pilot project to make it easy to search and apply for City-funded affordable housing in San Francisco.

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Public Wi-Fi Terminals

Goal 3
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) $9,000,000

SFO will assess the current public Wi-Fi infrastructure and upgrade it to support requirements for robust Wi-Fi services in all terminals. 

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Understanding 
the Budget Process

The City's annual budget is developed every year in support of the Mayor's priorities. COIT reviews upcoming technology projects at each of its public meetings. At the end of every budget cycle, COIT makes funding recommendations to the Mayor to invest in key technologies.

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    COIT provides budget instructions
    (in partnership with Mayor's Budget Office) to departments.

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    Departments present technology projects to COIT Budget & Performance Subcommittee.

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    COIT sends final funding recommendations to the Mayor.

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    The Mayor and Board of Supervisors publish final budget.

    See Mayor’s Final Budget