Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to use the Pomona Fairplex to support the County’s expanded vote-by-mail operations:

 

“On March 10, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion directing the County’s Registrar Recorder/County Clerk to develop a plan to expand our vote-by-mail operations in light of the global pandemic. With 5.5 million voters registered to vote in LA County, the Registrar Recorder/County Clerk’s vote-by-mail section needed additional space for its operations and storage of its elections materials. This additional spacing is also needed to allow Registrar Recorder/County Clerk employees to adhere to physical distancing requirements. 

 

“I am pleased that the Pomona Fairplex’s exposition hall offers 75,000 square feet of open space, and that this will meet the needs of the Registrar Recorder/County Clerk’s vote-by-mail section. LA County and the Pomona Fairplex are partnering to ensure that our extended vote-by-mail operations run as smoothly as possible in anticipation of our upcoming November elections.”

 

Today’s motion states that the County’s Chief Executive Office has negotiated a rental amount of $125,000 per month, or around $1.66 per square foot, for use of the Fairplex’s two exposition halls through the end of December 2020, with an option to extend the term, if necessary. 

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Contact: Rosa Maria Santana, Deputy Director of Communications, rsantana@bos.lacounty.gov