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Fairgrounds Update
Bud Emerson | Klish Way


The Fair Board voted unanimously to cooperate with Del Mar to build affordable housing on the fairgrounds. Current substandard housing dorms for workers are on their list of planned improvements. In order to meet state affordable housing requirements, these units must have kitchens and bathrooms. Negotiations between the two jurisdictions will determine the number of such units and any cost sharing. Any such units will be counted in meeting Del Mar’s state housing requirements.

The Fairgrounds gunshow held on March 9 and 10 set new records for attendance and sales of guns and ammunition. Many attendees said they were led to believe that proposed new gun violence control measures would adversely affect their interests, so they were stocking up. Meanwhile the Fair Board continues to stonewall calls for terminating sponsorship of gunshows placed on their agenda for consideration.



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