This is too bad. These employees have outgoing Councilmember Katrina Foley and her band of politicos to thank ("O.C. Fair employees learn of layoffs," Dec. 2). They poisoned the city's deal with Facilities Management West to run a joint operation by complaining to Sacramento and getting the whole deal killed. The city lost out on that because of her lobbying. Now the city has no control over what happens to the employees. At least with the joint venture the city could have tried to save these jobs. Thank you, Ms. Foley. It will be such a nice Christmas for these folks and their families. We are counting the days until you are off of our City Council!
Northside Phil, via DailyPilot.com
Uh, Phil, where do you get your information? And how do you tie Katrina Foley in to the loss of fairgrounds staff? Amazing, really, since the terms of the sale agreement with the city did not protect the employees either, rather before close of escrow they were to be transitioned out and the state was to do exactly what they are doing now. The city deal was a sham, as well, and there was no protection for these fair employees either way. Even City Manager Allan Roeder met with the fair staff letting them know the city could not absorb the fair employees and that he would work with the state if need be to relocate them into other state positions. Katrina was a voice of reason on the City Council and cares a great deal about the employees.