What We Do

The mission of the Office of Resilience and Capital Planning (ORCP) is to promote the preservation and long-term sustainability of the City’s capital assets and the resilience of the City as a whole no matter the chronic stresses and acute shocks it experiences.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Office of Resilience and Capital Planning is responsible for the development of the City’s biennial ten-year Capital Plan, annual Capital Budget, and the Resilient SF strategic planning document, first released in 2016. The Office's primary responsibilities include:

  1. Review and prioritize Capital Plan and Capital Budget requests; project and coordinate funding sources and uses; produce the Capital Plan and the Capital Budget; and administers the Capital Planning Committee.
  2. Implement the initiatives of the Resilient SF strategic vision, including management of the City’s Lifelines Council and coordination of the Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP).
  3. Coordinate interagency capital initiatives; provide policy analysis and reports on interagency capital planning, and offer strategic guidance to City executives and elected officials on resilience- and capital-related matters.


Resilience in San Francisco describes the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within the city to survive, adapt, and grow, no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they may experience. It is important to note that resilience is a concept that extends beyond preparation for discrete natural disasters and should be defined in connection to issues such as climate change, escalating urbanization, and other disruptions of daily life.

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