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Poll: Would You Attend the Fair if it Moved from Roseville to Sheridan?

The move is a possibility, according to a Placer County Board of Supervisors planning study.

The Placer County Board of Supervisors may consider moving the Placer County Fairgrounds to Sheridan, located about 18 miles from the current Roseville location.

According to an article in the Auburn Journal, the board asked staff to work on a general plan revision for Sheridan that would include the fairgrounds relocation. Although the possible move would be years out, it would cost an estimated $100,000, in addition to $150,000 to $250,000 for the general plan revision, the Auburn Journal reports.

The Placer County Fairgrounds has caught some heat recently regarding about increased noise, longer hours and pollution.

This consideration also comes after local leaders brought up the idea of .

With this news, we want to know how Roseville residents feel about this possible fairgrounds relocation. Would you make the half-hour trip to the fairgrounds if it relocated to Sheridan? What are your thoughts on this possible move?

Lauren Gibbs May 10, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Of the 16 comments on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RosevilleCAPatch about this, the majority said they don't support a possible move to Sheridan. Where do you stand on this issue?
Jennifer P. May 10, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I'm a Roseville mom, and am biased toward Roseville. I really prefer that the fair remain in Roseville. As a mom with a toddler (who happens to hate spending time in her carseat), I like to visit excursions that are close to home. Sheridan would simply be too far for us. Plus, this option doesn't sound very green. I wonder where the majority of attendees travel from? If most live in the Roseville/Rocklin/Lincoln (south)/Citrus Heights/Folsom areas, then Sheridan would be more wasteful resource-wise for the extra gas usage those attendees would incur. Also, many locals like to go out after leaving the fair for dinner in the local Roseville restaurants. Where could one go near Sheridan? I'd like to see this potential revenue stay in Roseville and help out our local economy.
Dara May 10, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I'm not sure where the fairgrounds should be. I'm a Roseville mom, too, and I totally support Jennifer P.'s points, especially her environmental and economic impact observations. Fast, convenient, and cheap public transit might help...BUT, have we outgrown the fairgrounds in its current location? Can the fairgrounds adequately mitigate the noise, traffic, parking, and, let's face it, air pollution from the racetrack, so that the residents living nearby have a reasonable quality of life and stable property values? How viable is the university idea? Which use is a better economic engine bringing more or higher level jobs to Roseville? How would a university mitigate all its potential nuisance factors in the neighborhood? I am on the fence...
TheRealBigCouchPotato May 11, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Sorry to be suspicious, but I think developers have identified what they think will be a gold mine where the current fairgrounds reside. It's true there are some issues with noise, but these fairgrounds have been very nice for many, many years. Granted it's not Calexpo, but the current fairgrounds are just fine. The problem is that when there's perceived profits to be made by developing the area, we cave.
TheRealBigCouchPotato May 11, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Can you do a poll on the proposed roundabout on Washington and Oak? Personally, I think that a roundabout is the worst thing they could do for that corner.

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