Del Mar: Survey results in on fairgrounds sale

By Marlena Chavira-Medford
Staff Writer

The 22nd District Agricultural Association (22nd DAA) held its monthly board meeting Tuesday, March 8. Below is a summary of some of the topics discussed and actions taken:

Garrick survey results
California Assemblyman Martin Garrick (R — Solana Beach) conducted a survey in his district regarding the proposed legislation that would allow Del Mar to buy the fairgrounds and racetrack. The results of that survey were distributed in the agenda packed at the 22nd DAA meeting. According to those results, 4,497 people responded to the survey. Of those, 71 percent were opposed to the sale; and 81 percent felt they should be able to weigh in on any proposed sale; and 71 percent were highly concerned about private investors deciding the fate of this property. Also, 77 percent said that horseracing should continue on the property. When asked who should manage the fairgrounds, a majority responded that the state should continue to operate it through the 22nd DAA, though the exact percentage of that majority was not provided.

Del Mar Fairgrounds Recycling Program
The Del Mar Fairgrounds Recycling Program is in its 25th year, and once again it has achieved a diversion rate from landfills by well over the 50 percent mark required by the state. In 2010, the fairgrounds reached an overall combined recycling and diversion rate of 91 percent. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club achieved a 94 percent diversion rate from landfills.

Master Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
The public will have a chance to review the fairgrounds’ master plan EIR during a workshop that is tentatively planned for April 18 inside the Mission Tower Building, though the exact time has yet to be announced.

Related posts:

  1. Crawford: Sale of OC Fairgrounds ‘encouraging’
  2. Groups come together to oppose fairgrounds’ sale
  3. Kehoe’s fairgrounds greenway bill clears Senate
  4. City, state discuss fairgrounds sale
  5. Fairgrounds CEO gave greenway misinformation

Short URL:

Posted by admin on Mar 10, 2011. Filed under Del Mar, Solana Beach. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6






  • Torrey Pines High School baseball alum Taylor Murphy excelling in pro ball
    It was during a breakout senior year at Torrey Pines High that Taylor Murphy first popped up on the radar of professional scouts. Shortly after graduation, Murphy was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 40th round of the June 2011 amateur draft. He declined, honoring a commitment to the University of the Pacific. Three years later, Murphy got another sho […]
  • Why Hire a Licensed Landscape Professional?
    By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs The old saying – “if something seems to good to be true, it probable is” – is quite fitting when it comes to hiring a contractor for your home or yard construction project. While it is smart to shop around, get quotes, etc., don’t fall into the trap of trusting […]
  • Nonprofit Pegasus Rising in urgent need of a new home for horses
    The horses of Pegasus Rising are in need of a rescue again: After six years at the Valenti Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, the organization that provides equine therapy to military personnel is in urgent need of a new home. They need to be out by Aug. 15. […]