Fair problems spark call for new ag district

first_imgThe San Fernando Valley Fair has had problems for years in finding a permanent home and has moved between the San Fernando Valley and Saugus. This year, it will be held at the Saugus Speedway, which Alarcon said deprives the San Fernando Valley from a celebration of its agricultural roots. [email protected] (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Frustrated at the problems enveloping the San Fernando Valley Fair this year, two Valley councilmen called Tuesday for the state to create a new agricultural district to avoid the same problem in the future. Under the proposal from Councilmen Richard Alarcon and Tony Cardenas, the state would be asked to create a new district to allow the Valley to host its own fair, with a separate one in the Santa Clarita Valley. The fair was moved this year from the San Fernando Valley because of a dispute over sites and generated controversy when it was announced there would be no display of animals or livestock. “This (agricultural) board has failed at its mission and the time has come for changes,” Alarcon said. “The San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley have grown tremendously since the creation of the 51st District, and we need to deal with the fundamental problem that the current geography of the district does not make sense.” last_img

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