It doesn't seem fair that after all the work we went through to persuade the Governor to stop the sale of the OC Fair that now we have to engage in negotiations with the State. But, as I have said to my kids hundreds of times--"Life's not fair". Now comes the really hard part: putting a deal together.
We have the best negotiating team of Allan Roeder and Becky Bailey-Findley to deal with DGS and other state officials. We will persevere, be patient and prudent, and pray (if you are so inclined). We accept Supervisor John Moorlach's wise words of caution as well. The end result--the deal--has to be a win win for now and the future. The price has to be right. Yes, we are emotionally involved, but we can't let our emotions rule.