After meeting withÂ Governor Schwarzenegger today, Costa MesaÂ Mayor Allan Mansoor and Councilwoman Katrina Foley did not seem too optimistic about the chances of the Governor stopping the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds. The Register’s Brian Joseph reports:
“He said they would debate it internally,” shrugged City Councilwoman Katrina Foley after she and two other Costa Mesa officials met privately with the governor in his Capitol office.
“I’m not optimistic that it’ll be called off,” Mayor Allan Mansoor said.
Even though more than 20 cities and the County of Orange have urged the governor to stop the sale, he is determined to use the proceeds to fill in state budget shortfalls.
“He’s desperate to find money to fix the huge hole in the state (budget),” said Foley, who met with the governor along with Mansoor and City Manager Allan Roeder. “We tired our best to persuade him to stop the sale and to talk to us about how we can still accomplish his goals of ridding the state of extra assets and finding a way to solve the state deficit.”
You can let Governor Schwarzenegger what you think about his plans here:
Governor Schwarzenegger: http://gov.ca.gov/interact