COSTA MESA — The state put the Orange County Fairgrounds back up for sale Tuesday in a move that flew in the face of City Hall, which has been working to buy the property with the help of a private developer.
Councilwoman Katrina Foley said she did not believe the state's decision is in the best long-term interest of the residents or the city, which has been working to finance the sale of the 150-acre property with the Newport Beach-based real estate company Facilities Management West.
Foley referred to the call for offers by the California Department of General Services as a bullying tactic.
"And I don't like bullies," she said.
The state announced in a news release that it issued a request for proposals, which allows interested parties to make offers on the fairgrounds through Sept. 30.