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Lawmakers back audit of L.A. County Fair Assn.

Lawmakers back audit of L.A. County Fair Assn.

Lawmakers on a state audit panel Wednesday expressed support for a major review of the Los Angeles County Fair Assn., citing concerns about compensation levels for its executives and whether the nonprofit organization was straying from its agrarian roots.

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee set a vote for next week on a proposal by Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) to examine the fair association's finances and operations, including its use of public money. Rodriguez, whose district includes the county fairgrounds in Pomona, called for the audit after a Times investigation in November found that the head of the association received nearly $900,000 in total compensation in...

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