Solano Fairgrounds Board to revisit gun show question – comments welcome

[Editor: PLEASE let the Fairgrounds Board members and staff hear from you!  The Fairgrounds Board should continue the ban on these horrible gun show events (as have officials in other local fairgrounds sites). Too many guns are already in our homes and on our streets – stop the gun violence now! – R.S.]

Board voted in August to ban gun shows – pro gun advocates pushing another vote

By VALLEJO TIMES-HERALD, November 19, 2021

The Solano County Fair Association (SCFA) Board of Directors has announced a special SCFA Board meeting, dedicated to the question of whether SCFA will continue to host gun shows.

The meeting date has been set for Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be at McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fairgrounds. Interested persons unable to attend in person will have the opportunity to attend via zoom, via the following login information:

Topic: SCFA Board of Directors Special Meeting
Time: Wed, Dec 1, 2021 6:00 pm
Meeting ID: 899 1462 6790
Passcode: 639203   Dial In: 669 900 9128

SCFA Board of Directors President Lee Williams explained, “At our Aug. 9 meeting our Board met and took action to no longer host gun shows at our fairgrounds. Since that meeting our Board has received a fair amount of feedback from our community, as well as a concern about whether the SCFA was in full compliance with the Brown Act. The Board has therefore decided to conduct another meeting where the gun show question can be revisited. We believe this will further ensure that anyone who wishes to have their opinion considered before the Board takes its final action may do so.”

SCFA Executive Director Mike Ioakimedes added, “To maximize public participation, our Board has decided to host the Dec. 1 meeting in-person, here at the fairgrounds, in addition to offering a means to attend electronically. McCormack Hall is large enough to accommodate this meeting while still providing for ample social distancing.”

Ioakimedes noted that, at the time of this news release, the Solano County Fairgrounds was observing Vallejo’s indoor mask mandate.