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Fairgrounds asks to be excluded from Vail's proposed incorporation

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Aerial view of Pima County Fairgrounds (Source: Bing Maps) Aerial view of Pima County Fairgrounds (Source: Bing Maps)
VAIL, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning to decide the future of the county fairgrounds. 

The fairgrounds could officially become part of Vail, if it becomes its own city.  The Southwestern Fair Commission, the non-profit group that runs the fairgrounds, is asking the Pima County Board of Supervisors to keep them out of Vail's incorporation.

Vail is currently trying to become its own city and their plans include the fairgrounds.  The Tucson City Council gave the town its support a couple weeks ago, but Vail residents still need to come up with a plan to put on the ballot in August. 

The fairgrounds don't want to be included because of taxes.  They say becoming part of Vail means dealing with added taxes that could affect fair attendance. 

The Board of Supervisors is considering the request in their meeting at 9 a.m.

County administrator Chuck Huckleberry says the board will more than likely approve the request.

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