Fairgrounds Radio, Library Forum and Civil War
Back to the Fairgrounds issue. We now have less than one week until our elected leaders will wing off to Sacramento again to present the City's proposal for the acquisition of the Orange County Fair and Events Center to State representatives. They will be working night and day to get the proposal finalized and approved at their council meeting on Tuesday.
KOCI 101.5 FM HOSTING ROUNDTABLE SATURDAY
To be brought up to speed on this whole issue, Saturday - tomorrow - local radio station KOCI, 101.5 FM will host a roundtable on the subject. Moderator Troy Davis will preside over the event that, as of this writing, will include City Manager Allan Roeder and Councilman Gary Monahan. Other participants are pending.
NOTE: Former mayor Sandra Genis, President of the Orange County Fairgrounds Preservation Society, has been added to the panel. This should make for lively discussion.
LIVE AUDIO STREAM, TOO
You can also hear this event on your computer via a live audio stream at www.kociradio.com (you may have to click that link twice) starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. No video stream will be available. This program will be archived for later listening. I'll provide you with that link when I receive it.
LATEST INFO AVAILABLE
Roeder and Monahan have been up to their eyeballs in the negotiations on the Fairgrounds sale, so the information they provide on Saturday should be the most up-to-date available anywhere. Thanks for the good folks at KOCI 101.5 FM for this important public service.
VENEZIA ON FAIRGROUNDS DRAMA
Also on the Fairgrounds Sale subject, today Barbara Venezia had an interesting column in the Orange County Register on this issue, HERE. You can see her short video interview with a clearly weary Roeder below.
BARBARA VENEZIA WITH ALLAN ROEDER
Later Saturday, at the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue (Lions Park), the Costa Mesa Library Foundation hosts a Community Forum at which architectural students from Orange Coast College will present their visions for a new central library with conceptual drawings and models.
SUPPORT THE LIBRARY
This event runs from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and there is no charge.
CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT AT FAIRVIEW PARK
And, if that's not enough fun, the Civil War is going to be re-enacted at Fairview Park on Saturday and Sunday. If you're in the mood to see battles re-fought, smell black powder and mingle with folks in 150 year-old garb, Fairview Park is the place for you this weekend. Good luck with parking... I can think of at least one local resident who will probably feel right at home there this weekend.