Fairgrounds Sale Officially Dead
Well, it looks like the fat lady has finally sung for Facilities Management West. In an article by several Orange County Register reporters just after noon today and updated an hour ago, HERE, the State of California is apparently no longer interested in selling the Orange County Fair and Event Center. Of course, the timing of this news, on the opening day of the annual Orange County Fair, is fortuitous.
According to the Register article, FMW has no plans to file an appeal the ruling earlier issued by the 4th District Court of Appeals. So, this news effectively drives a stake in the heart of FMW, and any other potential bidder for the Fairgrounds.
WHAT NOW, DAVE?
I'll be VERY interested to see how the Fair Board follows through with their revenue sharing proposal they pitched to the State earlier this year. I'll also be interested to see what new developments Board Chairman Dave Ellis and the CEO, Dr. Steve Beazley, plan to propose now that the lawsuit is out of the way and the path seems clear for them.
ENJOY THE FAIR...
So, let's all enjoy the Fair this year. I can hardly wait to run over there and get some Deep Fried Kool-Aid! OMG! :-)