Basic Services

Capital Acceleration Program

Improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods continues to be a top priority for the Cranley administration. This includes maintaining and repairing City streets. As Mayor, John has implemented the Capital Acceleration Program (CAP) designed to get our roads and infrastructure back to good over a five-year period. As part of CAP, we are investing significant funds in street infrastructure to eliminate costly long-term replacement, maintenance and repairs while enhancing safety and the quality of life in our community. This program preserves and maintains the City’s transportation infrastructure through street paving (new asphalt and curb repair) and preventative maintenance treatments.

While it will take five years to improve overall conditions, we are making great progress.

  • In 2016 nearly 300 lane miles of roads were either rehabbed or received preventative maintenance. This represents roughly a 100% increase over previous years.
  • During the first two years of the program, the City will have resurfaced or rehabilitated over 508 lanes miles on 959 streets throughout the City by the end of this summer’s construction season.


The City has shifted from a reactionary to a proactive approach in addressing blight, litter and tall grass; saving money, time and improving the quality of life and customer service levels for residents.

  • 59% reduction in litter and tall grass/weeds complaints.
  • Number of blighted lots cleaned has risen from 250 in 2014 to 1,245 in 2016.
  • Swept 1,060 miles of City streets in 2017 and developed a new program to sweep every City street 1/month launching in July 2017.