Proposition 13

SSU Overall Capital Facilities Need

Support for a Higher Education General Obligation Bond means providing the quality facilities needed to educate today’s workforce. These funds will provide safe, efficient spaces for students to learn and for faculty and staff to support the academic mission of the CSU. Bond funds will be used to renovate existing facilities to address fire/life safety, seismic, and deferred renewal needs across the system.

Sonoma State has an overall need of $108,311,000 to address existing building deficiencies. The last state supported Bond was in 2006, and over the past five years, the campus has worked to fund various projects on a  limited budget, making wise use of scarce resources. Sonoma State has undertaken $175,258,000 in capital projects and improvements since 2014.

For more information about the higher education bond, visit the California State University's Building California's Brightest Future.

The SSU Capital Outlay Program Factsheet (PDF) is available for download.

Future Need

Sonoma State has requested funding for 2020-2021 projects, including those listed below. These could be funded with proceeds from a General Obligation Bond.

Infrastructure Improvement Projects

Ives Fire Alarm System & Building Management System Controls

Resilient Microgrid

Darwin Hall HVAC Replacement & Building Management System Controls

Critical Infrastructure and Deficiencies 

Ives Hall Renovation 

The proposed project will renovate Ives Hall, which was built in 1967 and houses the  Performing Arts program. The project will renovate the existing interior to address today’s  curriculum to enhance the teaching/learning spaces, as well as upgrading building systems to meet energy mandates and update to code for ADA, life/fire safety, and seismic events, and eliminate the building’s $14 million deferred renewal backlog.