22nd DAA

Calls to stop elephant rides at fair renewed

DEL MAR — The 22nd District Agricultural Association recently received renewed requests to stop the elephant rides at the San Diego County Fair after the company that provides the attraction was cited for noncompliance by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cities, JPA and fairgrounds settle lawsuit

DEL MAR — Del Mar, Solana Beach, the San Dieguito River Valley Joint Powers Authority and the 22nd District Agricultural Association are giving thanks this holiday week after coming to a settlement agreement on a lawsuit filed in mid-2011 over expansion plans at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Fair board seeks partnership with county

DEL MAR — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors could begin discussions with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which governs the Del Mar Fairgrounds, about a potential partnership for operational oversight of the 340-acre facility.

Judge rules on Sierra Club lawsuit against fairgrounds EIR

DEL MAR — Both sides have claimed victory following an Oct. 2 ruling on a lawsuit filed against the 22nd District Agricultural Association by the San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club in response to an environmental impact report for expansion plans at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Brown reappoints Day, names new director to fair board

DEL MAR — Gov. Jerry Brown reappointed Adam Day to the board of directors for the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which governs the Del Mar Fairgrounds Oct. 2.

22nd DAA approves funding for new sports training center

22nd DAA approves funding for new sports training center

DEL MAR — Next September, a public training center designed to fast-track conditioning and development for athletes and families will open. 

22nd DAA asked to adopt struggling northern fair

DEL MAR — In a proposal introduced as “food for thought,” Del Mar Fairgrounds General Manager Tim Fennell recently asked his board of directors to consider adopting a counterpart in the northeast corner of the state currently facing possible closure.

State cuts pay for fairgrounds employees

DEL MAR — Despite record-breaking attendance at the San Diego County Fair and opening day at the race track, employees of the Del Mar Fairgrounds were forced to take a pay cut last month.

Fair board rejects terms of settlement from Del Mar

DEL MAR — A settlement agreement announced two months ago by the 22nd District Agricultural Association between that agency, Del Mar, Solana Beach and the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority has been rejected, the board of directors announced in an April 13 press release.

Fair board member resigns out of frustration

DEL MAR — Frustrated his colleagues seemingly did not support his efforts to address several procedural issues, Tom Chino resigned from the 22nd District Agricultural Association on Feb. 14, about two hours before a scheduled monthly meeting and less than six months after being appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the board of directors that […]