Fairgrounds For Sale Again: Solorio Speaks Out

 Assemblyman Solorio Issues Statement Regarding New RFP to Sell OC Fairgrounds

Orange County Fairgrounds

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) issued the following statement regarding the Department of General Services’ new formal Request for Proposals (RFP) to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.

“The Governor is exercising his options regarding how to sell the OC Fairgrounds. Rather than facing great unknowns regarding what the new highest bidder would want to do with the property, my preference would be to make the deal with Costa Mesa better. I’ve been working with the Governor’s office and City of Costa Mesa to strengthen the governance language and address employee transition issues.

The sale to Costa Mesa would ensure that the OC Fair, Equestrian Center and Farm are preserved, the OC Fair employees are protected, the property remains under public ownership, and significant revenue is generated for the state to fund essential services like public education and public safety.”

State Assemblyman Jose Solorio is the Chair of the Assembly Insurance Committee and serves on the Assembly Appropriations, Local Government and Transportation Committees. He represents the Sixty-Ninth Assembly District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana. For more information about Assemblyman Solorio, visit www.assembly.ca.gov/solorio.

  2 comments for “Fairgrounds For Sale Again: Solorio Speaks Out

  1. Richard Solis
    August 25, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Solorio has no business meddling with the city of Costa Mesa. Costa Mesa is not even in his district! Besides, Solorio as member of the Latino assembly caucus, attempted to stop the sale of the fairgrounds to Costa Mesa. He’s just a phony politician who is grandstanding. After all, he is running for reelection

  2. Howard be my name
    August 25, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Richard: the reason the city of Costa Mesa asked Solorio to be involved is that he’s a Democrat. Republicans don’t seem to understand that by electing Republicans to represent them in Sacramento, they’re throwing away their hope of getting things done for them. Orange County cities frequently have to call on Loretta, Jose, and Lou to help them in Sacramento and DC.

    And yes, Jose is running for re-election but he’s in a blue district and his opponent has no chance of winning. He’s not doing this because of its re-election possibilities.

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