Bond programs

Learn more about how we use General Obligation bonds to fund critical City projects.

Recreation and culture

San Francisco’s recreational and cultural resources drive our quality of life and contribute to our health and shared experience as citizens. Bonds in this program pay for new and improved parks, playgrounds, and natural areas.

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Earthquake and public safety

Critical projects including a new public safety headquarters building, neighborhood fire stations, and district police stations are funded under this bond program. Seismic strengthening and modernization of all district police, fire, and emergency infrastructure facilities are planned.

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Streets and infrastructure

The City combines General Obligation bonds with federal and other funding sources under this program to pave streets, install crosswalks, build curb ramps, design bike lanes and make other roadway improvements. Projects are integral to achieving the City's Vision Zero and Transit First policies.

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Public health

Health care and emergency services facilities serving residents, neighborhoods and businesses receive seismic strengthening and functional improvements under this bond program. Zuckerberg General Hospital, community clinics and the City's ambulance deployment facility are key projects.

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Housing

San Francisco is committed to increasing affordable and inclusionary housing citywide. Bond funds are used to purchase, renovate and build new housing. Combined with federal and other funding sources, San Francisco has a goal of building or rehabilitating 30,000 units of housing by 2020.

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Last updated July 6, 2022