Another Lawsuit Filed In Fairgrounds Sale
The Orange County Fairgrounds Preservation Society today announced yet another lawsuit to try to block the sale of the Orange County Fair and Event Center. The following is a segment of the announcement distributed today.
LAST DITCH EFFORT
The OCFPS, headed by President Sandra Genis - a former mayor of the City of Costa Mesa - is making what may be described as a last ditch defense in this drama. As you can see, the OCFPS is joined by State Assemblyman Jose Solorio, State Senator Lou Correa and soon-to-be former Costa Mesa City Council member Katrina Foley.
HEARING ON OTHER LAWSUIT WEDNESDAY
The sale of the Fairgrounds has been in "Pause" mode until a hearing next Wednesday, December 15th. It's unclear from the information provided whether the OCFPS has joined that other lawsuit - it appears to be a stand-alone effort.
NO PEACE ON THIS ISSUE
Just when you thought you could kind of doze through the holidays without another reason to lose sleep over the Sale, here's yet another piece of wood on the fire, er, pyre (as in funeral pyre).
PUTTING THE BRAKES ON UNTIL JANUARY
This move by the OCFPS is clearly a strategic maneuver - an attempt to derail the sale or at least run it off to a siding until a new governor is seated in January. It does present some very interesting questions, including the whole issue of who actually owns the Fairgrounds.
So, stay tuned as this drama continues to unfold. Life is never boring in Costa Mesa...
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL
I leave you with yet another little piece of holiday music to get you back into the old spirit. Sing it, Johnny...