The Orange County Fairgrounds Preservation Society held a news conference Thursday to thank Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state Department of General Services for rejecting the seven bids placed on the 150-acre property in Costa Mesa.
But it’s not over, the activists say.
The state still wants to sell the land in an effort to get out of the real estate business and shore up its ailing coffers.
If the showdown between the state and the locals over selling the fairgrounds were a football game, this would only be half time, said Orange resident Reggie Mundekis, an outspoken opponent of the sale.