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Correa Applauds Governor’s Approval of Landmark Legislation for California College Students

“This new law will simplify the transfer process and allow California community colleges and the California State University (CSU) system to serve more students. I co-authored this bill because I believe that by simplifying the process for students to access higher education, we are taking early steps towards closing our state’s projected workforce shortage.”

Solorio Praises Decision to Reject Bids to Sell the OC Fairgrounds

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.”

Race to the Top-Buyers Beware

While our local districts are comprised of well intentioned, highly educated and reflective leaders who are doing their best to find resources to fill the budget shortfall, we are perplexed that some districts (60% state-wide) agreed to submit a “Memorandum Of Understanding” with the Governor’s Office to participate in California’s application for the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) competitive grant program.

Solorio Asks The Governor To Stop Sale of Fairgrounds

“I strongly request that you stop the current process to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds. Under the current circumstances, it is not in the best interest of California or Orange County to sell this valuable property. This sale has been tainted by misinformation, misrepresentations, conflicts of interests, questionable legal and ethical activities, and a potential constitutional barrier regarding the sale of the property,”