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:
- Support, maintain, and secure critical infrastructure. Technology infrastructure like the City Fiber Network and our email systems support our daily operations.
- Improve efficiency and effectiveness of city operations. Technology has the potential to make the City more efficient.
- Increase access and transparency to local government. Modern technology can make government more transparent.
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 replacementGoal 1
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 systemGoal 1
The new property tax system will seek to better support document capture, reporting, storage maintenance, conversion migration services and management.
San Francisco Housing PortalGoal 2
This is a pilot project to make it easy to search and apply for City-funded affordable housing in San Francisco.
Public Wi-Fi TerminalsGoal 3
SFO will assess the current public Wi-Fi infrastructure and upgrade it to support requirements for robust Wi-Fi services in all terminals.
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.
COIT provides budget instructions
(in partnership with Mayor's Budget Office) to departments.
Departments present technology projects to COIT Budget & Performance Subcommittee.
COIT sends final funding recommendations to the Mayor.
The Mayor and Board of Supervisors publish final budget.See Mayor’s Final Budget