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ACR-221 California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month.(2017-2018)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 221
CHAPTER 91

Relative to California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  June 13, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 221, Bigelow. California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month.
This measure would designate the month of 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.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, California’s 76 state fairgrounds serve the entire state, from the County of San Diego to Del Norte, and from the County of Monterey to Mariposa; and
WHEREAS, California state fairgrounds attracted over 20 million visitors for fairs and events in 2016; and
WHEREAS, California counties enjoy the year-round economic, recreational, cultural, and social impacts of the fairgrounds; and
WHEREAS, California state fairgrounds expend and generate millions of new dollars for nonprofit organizations, youth organizations, cities and counties, small businesses, and the state’s General Fund; and
WHEREAS, California state fairgrounds, after years of fire-related emergency use during the drought years, were again pressed into service for flood evacuations, including the Oroville Dam evacuations; and
WHEREAS, California state fairgrounds provide public facilities for animals, pets, and livestock during good times and bad; and
WHEREAS, California’s 76 state fairgrounds continue to serve as the social and economic hub of their respective communities; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates the month of May 2018 as California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month in appreciation for the services provided to California by the 76 fairgrounds in the state; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature extends its 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; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.