New Fairgrounds Partner Announced
Just before 8:00 p.m Wednesday evening the City Manager's office sent out the following press release:
CHANGED CONFIRMED BY AMERICAN FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Between the time it was distributed and the time I opened it - about an hour - a source sent me a note relaying confirmation from one of the participants from American Fairs and Festivals confirming that they were out and Facilities Management West was now in exclusive negotiations with the city to try to make a deal to purchase the Fairgrounds.
You may recall that Facilities Management West's original proposal was to purchase the Fairgrounds outright with no public involvement. Apparently, according to the press release above, that position has changed.
FINGERS CROSSED ALL AROUND FOR TOMORROW
Tomorrow, Thursday, representatives of the City will fly to Sacramento for an early morning meeting to try to keep this ball rolling. More later.