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Pay study could lead to boost for Del Mar Fairgrounds managers

The agency that runs the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds has commissioned a study that local officials hope will convince the governor and other state leaders that fair executives and managers are underpaid, and their compensation should be increased.

Right now, the study is in draft form, but officials with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, want to meet soon with their counterparts in Sacramento to discuss its findings, said Stephen Shewmaker, a 22nd DAA board member, who sits on a board committee dealing with employee compensation issues.

Shewmaker briefed his colleagues on the study, being conducted by a company called...

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