The Orion

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

Molly Sullivan, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2017

Chico State is feeling its age. The second-oldest campus in the CSU system has put off $166 million worth of building repairs, according to a report by ISES Corporation, a facilities consultation company. In 2016, ISES evaluated 39 Chico State buildings and determined they were in below-average condition,...

Oroville Spillway crisis sheds light on failing infrastructure

Erosion damage on the bottom half of the Oroville Spillway prompted the Department of California Water Resources to reduce the outflow from the lake. Photo courtesy of the Department of California Water Resources.

Editorial Board

February 15, 2017

The Oroville Dam situation isn’t a sudden problem, it comes from years of neglect by California Governor Jerry Brown. Brown is not the only person who was responsible for the spill. Yes, he could have payed attention to the 2005 reports about the massive spillway adjacent to the dam, which would ...

Campus delays $150 million in repairs

Luis Caraballo, assistant vice president for Facilities Management and Services Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Yessenia Funes

April 16, 2014

Chico State has been neglecting its old infrastructure. However, this maintenance requires serious cash. Total deferred maintenance on campus costs almost $150 million, according to a 2013 report by Andrew Boyd, former Facilities Management and Services design and construction manager. But what exa...

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