The Vallejo Proposition

The Vallejo Proposition

The Vallejo Proposition was a plan to create a new state capitol that provided funding for education and the implementation of a university.  In the end, Sacramento was chosen as the state capitol because it was older, more established, and more populated.


“The Vallejo proposition concerning a state university provided for its location at the seat of government along with several other educational institutions and such beneficent establishments as the new State needed or soon would need.  The first movement towards a state university being linked with this state capital project, and sharing its fortunes and misfortunes, that project calls for consideration”

(13, Ferrier)

“For education the provisions were: Twenty acres for state university grounds and $20,000 for a building; $5,000 for a university library, $14,000 for a chemical laboratory, scientific apparatus and mineral cabinet and state botanical collection together with four acres of land for a botanical garden”

(13, Ferrier)