From the Daily Pilot we finally have news that isn’t a waste of their reader’s time. Newly appointed member of the OC Fair Board Nick Berardino has called for an audit of the activities of the Fair Board for the past three years in order to restore transparency and accountability to the board.
COSTA MESA — One of the Orange County Fair Board’s newest members is calling for a forensic audit of the group’s dealings for the last three years and a review of the property’s proposed sale.
In an Aug. 4 letter to board Chairman David Ellis and Orange County Fair & Event Center President and Chief Executive Steven Beazley, Nick Berardino called for an independent examination of the fair’s operations and transactions.
“By having a competent, independent professional review of the recent past, lift the veil on any actual or perceived secrecy, and help us become a more transparent and accessible board, I believe we will take a giant step in the right direction,” wrote Berardino, who is also the general manager of the Orange County Employees Assn., in the letter dated Aug. 4. “Only by bravely confronting the past can we successfully put it behind us. It’s what the public expects of us, and it’s the right thing to do.”