By University of California Santa Barbara College El Gaucho Newspaper, December 13, 1949
The University of California will ask for an appropriation of $3,050,000 for the Goleta campus at the 1950 legislative session, President Robert G. Sproul has announced. This is in addition to the previous allocation of $3,947,000 for Santa Barbara College construction and $1,600,000 for dormitory construction at Goleta.
The University of California will also ask $9,435,000 for laboratories, service buildings and utilities, in connection with the development of the Riverside and Davis campuses, and additions to facilities at Berkeley, Los Angeles, and La Jolla, and $532,000 to prepare plans and specifications and to obtain estimates of costs on buildings and developments which will be needed in 1951 and subsequent years.
The $3,050,000 will be sought for the following construction projects on the Goleta site of Santa Barbara: powerhouse and utilities, $800,000; library unit number 2, $400,000; science unit number 2, $850,000; classrooms and offices, $1,000,000.
“It is impossible at this time,” observed Dr. Sproul, “to set specific dates for the beginning of construction of the various projects, but the University confidently expects to have those mentioned in the 1950-51 request ready to go out to bid before June 30, 1951.”