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OC Fair Panel Calls for State Probe of Failed Sale Attempt

NORBERTO SANTANA JR.

A committee set up by the Orange County Fair Board is recommending that the board urge Gov. Jerry Brown to investigate a shadowy statewide organization, the California Construction Authority, in connection with the failed effort during the Schwarzenegger administration to privatize the fairgrounds.
The CCA, a joint powers authority set up to speed fair construction projects across the state, imploded just as Brown took office. Several high-ranking officers of the OC Fair & Events Center, such as former CEO Becky Bailey Findley and current CEO Jerome Hobin, were top officials at CCA.

During the summer of 2009, the CCA provided a convenient mechanism for payments to lobbyists and other real estate consultants in connection with a scheme by a majority faction of Fair Board members to privatize fairgrounds.

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