The Orange County Fairgrounds continue to creep closer to remaining publicly controlled land. On Wednesday, Assemblyman Jose Solorio's bill (AB 35) proposing a revenue-sharing plan took a major step forward when it passed on the Assembly floor. It will next move to a vote in the state Senate.
The revenue-sharing option was proposed in hopes of preventing the 150 acres of land from falling into control ofFacilities Management West
--or any private company--for fear of how the land would be used, and without public accountability. In October 2010, FMW's $100 million was deemed the best offer by the
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, and it seemed the land was theirs. The sale was frozen when two appeals were filed and the appellate court is scheduled to see the case this month.