Thanks to an outstanding effort by the California fairs network, two very important bills were signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown this Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Assembly Bill 1499 (Gray) creates a new model for California fair funding – an estimated $8-12 million dollars in new annual funding for fairs.
Senate Bill 368 (McGuire) restores authority to the CDFA to manager future fair funds in partnership with fairs at the local level. Reduces the role of General Services and the Department of Finance.
Congratulations to our California members, who have been without continuously appropriated state funding since 2011.
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