Against Sale/Lease-Back of State-Owned Properties

Resolution Number 11-04.24

WHEREAS, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed the sale of allegedly underutilized state landmarks and properties such as the Orange County Fairgrounds, San Quentin State Prison, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Cow Palace, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena, to generate revenue to close the State's budget deficit; and

WHEREAS, these properties, along with all other State-owned office buildings, public housing,, schools, libraries, parks, beaches, recreation areas, and fairgrounds, are used every day to conduct the business of the people of California, to provide the people of California with business and recreation opportunities, and to maintain their well-being; and

WHEREAS, the long-term interests of the people of California are best served by retaining and maintaining these state landmarks and properties, and it is imprudent to lease-back those same properties since their projected rent would greatly exceed sale proceeds.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Democratic Party of California calls upon the Governor and Legislature of California to end all sale/lease-back of state-owned properties, and stop the sale of libraries, schools and public housing to meet short-term budget gaps, and to pass the necessary legislation needed to rescind any such outstanding sales; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to all elected Democratic members of the California Legislature.

Submitted by: Craig J Beauchamp, Democratic Party of Orange County


Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2011 Executive Board Meeting
Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim
July 31, 2011





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