Each City asset-owning department maintains its own list of infrastructure needs. These needs include the construction, purchase, or major renovation of buildings, utility systems and other facilities; in addition to land acquisition and roadway projects.
Infrastructure needs can vary in definition from a description of an existing infrastructure that is need of repair or upgrade to the need for new infrastructure where one does not currently exist. Each asset-owning department maintains a list of operations and maintenance needs to improve, repair, or upgrade its own infrastructure.
Some of these infrastructure needs are repairs to existing infrastructure, may be small in scale, and may be addressed through the asset owner's maintenance activities. While other infrastructure needs -such as upgrades and needs for new facilities- require capital investment. These latter types are referred to as CIP projects.