A much-needed $22-million utilities plant at Cal State Northridge--along with most of the Cal State system's pending capital projects--will be delayed at least a year because voters rejected one bond measure and the state Legislature balked at another, officials said Wednesday.
The CSUN project, along with many others, had been slated for construction this school year. But those plans died when state voters in June rejected Proposition 1C, a $900-million higher-education bond measure.
State lawmakers have failed to put another measure on the November ballot.
The only consolation for CSUN is that the utilities plant, because of its high-priority ranking, probably will be financed from Cal State funds in 1995-96, officials said.
Many other projects at other campuses face less certain futures, officials said.
The bond setbacks erased $131 million of the Cal State system's $143-million capital-projects budget for the current year, and a similar amount for 1995-96.