The chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County told the O.C. Fair Board on Wednesday that his event management firm has "nothing to hide" when it comes to its contract with Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary party.
Scott Baugh said he was responding to comments made during the August Fair Board meeting, when Director Nick Berardino expressed concerns about the fairgrounds doing business with KB Event Management after a city and police investigation into contracts related to the June 28 to 30 celebration.
The Newport Beach-based company, co-owned by Baugh, handled the event's O.C. Tastefest, which sold food and drinks from area restaurants.
KB, which also organizes the annual O.C. Marathon, has a five-year rental agreement with the fairgrounds that guarantees the property a yearly minimum of $100,000.