Issues - Infrastructure
In the past five decades, our capital investment has plummeted precipitously. In the 1950s and 60s, California spent 20 cents of every dollar on capital projects. By the 1980s, that figure dropped to less than five cents on the dollar.
Current estimates put infrastructure investment at around a penny on the dollar. This is despite ever-increasing demands presented by population growth and economic development.
Much of the state’s public infrastructure was designed and built to serve a population half the size of California’s 38 million residents today, and we face an ever growing population in years to come.