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Statement about future of Lincoln County Fairgrounds
I agree with the members of Common Sense of Lincoln County Oregon that it is time to consider other locations for the county fair and to truly involve the community in developing a plan for the fair and commons rather than trying to shut down public involvement. I oppose the proposal of an exhibit/convention/multipurpose center on the current Lincoln County Fairgrounds site. The fairgrounds and 4H facilities should be moved to a more rural location because county fairs are designed to promote country activities such as agriculture, animal rearing, crafts, and midway. Locations exist in our county which would welcome the fairgrounds.
I believe that instead of the supposed tourist draw of a convention center, the needs of local residents should be addressed. I support the creation of affordable housing and park area for local citizens. The current fairgrounds land is a prime location for family housing near public schools.
Janet Elizabeth, M.Ed
556 NE 20th Pl.
Newport, OR 97365