MONTEREY, Calif - A report by California Watch, a non-profit investigative news organizartion, shows California State University policies do not mandate fixing the most dangerous buildings before building new ones.
The report said other rules in the CSU and University of California system even stop schools from using certain construction money on earthquake repairs.
The Central Coast just experienced a 4.5 earthquake starting from the San Andreas faultline this morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, if a building is really old and not up to date on certain safety requirements, even a mild quake could cause major damage.
"If you're right on top an earthquake, or a poorly built building, maybe a 4.0 could do some serious damage," said Leslie Gordon with the U.S. Geological Survey.
"When budgets are really tight, there may be other priorities.