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Fairgrounds Appreciation Month

May is California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month

and the California Fairs Alliance participates in a number of events and activities at the Capitol.
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Assemblymember Bigelow has introduced ACR 221, which will designate May 2018 as California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month and would extend the Legislature’s warmest regards and appreciation to the thousands of volunteers, fair directors, staff, business supporters, and sponsors who keep the network of California state fairgrounds strong, vibrant, relevant, and successful.
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The resolution will be read before the Assembly May 21, and will be followed by a legislative reception in the Willie Brown Room.



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All California fair CEOs and their board members are invited to attend Capitol Fairgrounds Day free of charge. Please join us at the historic:

Sutter Club
1220 9th St
Sacramento, CA 95814


Schedule


8:30 am – Doors open & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – Welcome
Governor Jerry Brown
9:15 am – Blue Ribbon Award Presentations
CDFA Secretary Karen Ross
Appointments Secretary Mona Pasquil Rogers
10:00 am – Legislative Brief
10:30 am – Programming Ends & Transition to Capitol Building to meet with Legislators

The Legislative Brief will prepare those in attendance with talking points to educate legislators on the current issues affecting our industry. Helpful handouts will be provided.

During your visit, you can view the Fairgrounds Appreciation Capitol Exhibit on display outside the Governor's office. This year's exhibit recognizes those fairgrounds that were called into emergency service during 2017's numerous natural disasters.

Click here for Directions to the Sutter Club


From I-5 South:
Take exit 519B from CA-99 S/I-5 S
Continue on J St. Drive to 9th St (0.8 mi)

From I-5 North:
Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 519B for J St toward Downtown
Use any lane to turn right onto J St (0.5 mi)
Turn right onto 9th St; Destination will be on the right (0.2 mi)

From 80 East:
Follow I-80 E and I-80BL E/US-50 E/Capital City Freeway to Q St in Sacramento.
Take the exit toward Redding from I-80BL E/US-50 E/Capital City Freeway
Continue on Q St.
Take 10th St to 9th St (1.1 mi)

From 50 West:
Take the exit toward Downtown/10th Street from I-305 W/I-80BUS W
Take 10th St to 9th St (1.2 mi)
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Parking is available both on the street and at various parking garages nearby, as noted on the linked parking map.
Priority Parking Services
830 L St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Capitol Garage (10th & L)
1303 10th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Union Bank
770 L St
Sacramento, CA 95814

ABM Parking, U.S. Bank Tower
621 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Fairgrounds Legislation

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AB 2396 (Bigelow)
Assemblymember Frank Bigelow has introduced legislation which will provide an exemption from the current conflict of interest laws for District Agricultural Association (DAA) employees if approved by the DAA Board of Directors.
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Capitol Exhibit

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For the fourth year in a row, CFA will host an exhibit outside the Governor's office recognizing the contributions of California Fairs.

This year's exhibit recognizes those fairgrounds pressed into emergency service in response to the numerous natural disasters in 2017.

You can view the exhibit on display May 14-18, 2018


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Assemblymember Bigelow Introduces ACR 75

Assemblymember Bigelow Introduces ACR 75

On May 8, 2017 Assemblymember Frank Bigelow introduced ACR 75, designating May as California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month.

Following the adoption of the resolution, Assemblymember Bigelow hosted a reception for legislators offering fair food including popcorn, nachos, and of course, corndogs!

Thank you Assemblymember Bigelow for your ongoing support of California fairgrounds.
 
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Fairgrounds Appreciation Month Reception

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Capitol Fairgrounds Day
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New in 2017, fair CEOs and Directors from around the state gathered at the State Capitol Building in
Sacramento Tuesday, May 9
to meet with their respective legislators and garner support for AB 1499 (Gray) and SB 368 (McGuire).
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Fairgrounds Legislation
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AB 1499 (Gray)

Assemblymember Adam Gray introduced fair funding legislation.

On April 27, AB 1499 unanimously passed through the Assembly Governmental Organizations Committee, with all 19 members of the committee adding their names as co-authors of the bill.

On May 31, AB 1499 passed through the Assembly, receiving a 2/3rds vote.

On September 1, AB 1499 moved through the Senate Appropriations Committee, receiving unanimous support.

On October 14, AB 1499 was signed into law by Governor Brown, effectively restoring funding to California's network of fairs.
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SB 368 (McGuire)

Senator McGuire has introduced our “funding fix” legislation which seeks to allow the CDFA to more efficiently manage fair funding, especially major and deferred maintenance funds. This will apply to all future funding.

On May 30, SB 368 passed through the Senate on consent.

On October 14, SB 368 was signed into law by Governor Brown.
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Capitol Exhibit
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For the fourth year in a row, CFA will host an exhibit outside the Governor's office recognizing the contributions of California Fairs.

Last year, the exhibit showcased each of the five 2016 Merrill finalists.



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