Saturday, November 12, 2011

Peace In Our Time At The Fairgrounds?

BARBARA REPORTS A TRUCE
In her column in the Orange County Register today, the vivacious, bodacious and sometimes efficacious Barbara Venezia has reported that there that the rolling boil of antagonism between Jeff and Bob Teller, the operators of the Orange County MarketPlace and their landlords, the 32nd District Agriculture Association Board (Orange County Fair Board) seems to have been turned down to a simmer. You can read Barbara's assessment HERE.

GOOD NEWS
This seems to be good news, especially for the hundreds of vendors who make a living as part of the MarketPlace, for the Tellers and for the tens of thousands of folks who visit the Market
Place every year.

CAN THEY MAKE IT
WORK?
There has been very obvious strains in the relationship between the Board and Tel-Phil Enterprises, Inc., the name of the MarketPlace operating company. Without ripping scabs off old wounds - the result of the drama surrounding the attempt to sell the Fairgrounds a couple years ago - it would appear that the shift in the leadership and demographics on the Board recently has produced some moderation of the political posturing and more reasonable discussions. That's good news, as long as both the Fair Board and Tel-Phil can both make a living based on whatever this new deal turns out to be.

WAITING AND WATCHING
On the agenda for the Fair Board meeting Thursday, November 17th, the
re are three items on the agenda, HERE, there a couple items directly related to the MarketPlace situation. Item 9A is the Consideration of the 18 Month Notice of Termination to Tel-Phil Enterprises, Item 9B is Swap Meet Request for Proposals and Item 10A, the closed session discussion of Lease Negotiations with Tel-Phil Enterprises and Potential Litigation. It should be a VERY interesting meeting. If you plan to attend, the meeting is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Administration Building at the Fairgrounds.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Gericault said...

Barbara's got the juice, but Norberto has the meat.

http://voiceofoc.org/oc_coast/article_71e9f46c-0cb8-11e1-9d3c-001cc4c03286.html

11/12/2011 12:01:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Well, maybe, but she's a lot cuter than Norberto! :-) Thanks for the link.

11/12/2011 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Hmmm..
Progress because of Berardino kind of guts the position of certain Costa Mesa extremists that he's a "union thug."

Or just maybe his involvement signals to certain people that this governor's Attorney General might not like everything that's gone before..

11/12/2011 02:39:00 PM  
Blogger Bruce Krochman said...

I wonder why they did not put the operations up for bid? How long has Tel-Phil been the operator? Maybe someone new would provide a better return for the state.

11/12/2011 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous auttedr said...

Joe, Berardino is a thug and a bully.

11/12/2011 09:19:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

auttedr said...
"Joe, Berardino is a thug and a bully."

Me:

No, troll: He is a Marine who fought for our country in Vietnam, and continues to help working people.

Step 1:
Get your tongue off the Riggmarshal's boots and lift your head.

11/13/2011 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Thug life said...

Joe, he is an admitted criminal, "intercepting" private e-mails, and an opportunistic thug - his heinous actions on 3/17/11 were unbelievably callous. The only thing he is fighting for is his paycheck - if he loses this one, he is done, CM employees be damned.

His actions since Vietnam define him, not what happened 40 years ago.

11/13/2011 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous auttedr said...

You can be a decorated veteran and still be a thug and a bully. I don't think much of Riggie either but I've seen the way Berardino speaks to those around him. He is no more polite than Mensinger on the dias.

And, I am a union employee, doesn't mean I like to be represented by someone who cannot act civil when dealing with those they disagree with.

11/13/2011 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Troll re Berardino:
"an opportunistic thug - his heinous actions on 3/17/11 were unbelievably callous."

Me:

Step 2:

Tell the boys their lame attempt to re-write 3/17/11 has failed once again, and that THEY, not Berardino, must bear part of the responsibility for the death of Huy Pham.

11/13/2011 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous What a bummer said...

After 40+ years, this should go out to bid.

It is in the best interest of the public to do so.

But they will not. Board looks like it does not want to headache.

That is a shame

11/14/2011 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Harold said...

Joe Troll, I hate to bust your bubble but Nick Berardino is a threat to everybody who comes in contact with him, including you.

I suspect the fairgrounds people did not want to risk
another "suicide", this time on their property.

11/14/2011 04:04:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Troll:
"Berardino is a threat to everybody who comes in contact with him.."

Me:

Step 3:

Tell your masters very few people in Costa Mesa believe their lies and deceptions.

I'm proud of our governor and his decision to appoint Berardino to the Fair Board.

Justice WILL prevail.

11/14/2011 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Thugs United said...

Harold Troll, I hate to burst your bubble, but the biggest thug around (and I mean that literally) is not Bernardino. But you already knew that didn't you.

11/14/2011 05:37:00 PM  

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