“I have offered several legislative ideas to the City of Costa Mesa that would make their proposal to buy the Orange County Fairgrounds more acceptable in the Legislature. The City has responded to these ideas, but as it stands now, there is still a gap in how far they will go and what I think would be minimum concessions to enable me and others to defend the proposal in the Legislature. As a result, I am now recommending to the Governor that he consider dropping the sale altogether.”
Â Art Pedroza has declared an end to the Orange County blogs wars and made himself a martyr to the cause.Â While it’s all great theater, it’s a song many of us have heard before.Â There isn’t a blogwar with the Orange Juice and Art, but there is the matter of a pending lawsuit.Â And…
It seems that there is always some person involved in our local government process who thinks that they can dictate what happens. In this case in Costa Mesa it is Jim Righeimer, who couldn’t get elected as a dog-catcher if his life depended on it, who thinks he’s in charge.
A lot must happen for the city officials to meet that deadline, and right now they aren’t even close. Orange County, which at one point was Costa Mesa’s partner in the deal, has walked away.
Assemblyman Jose Solorio, (D-Anaheim), author of legislation to stop the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds, was pleased with the announcement. “We knew from the beginning that the process was not designed to garner the highest bid, and the local community didn’t want the fairgrounds sold at all,” Solorio said. “This is good news for the state, Costa Mesa, and all Orange County residents who enjoy the OC Fairgrounds.”
COSTA MESA – City leaders voted Tuesday night to place a measure on the June ballot that would ask Costa Mesa voters to help preserve the OC Fair & Event Center. The OCRegister reports: Through a June 8 special election, residents could affirm a general plan amendment that spells out what is allowed and barred…
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