1st Amendment to License and Operating Agreement with Pickering Events at the Indio Fairgrounds


SCH Number
Public Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
1st Amendment to License and Operating Agreement with Pickering Events at the Indio Fairgrounds
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On June 7, 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved Minute Order 3.12, the License and Operating Agreement by and between County of Riverside and Pickering Events, LLC to operate and maintain the county owned property located at 82-503 Highway 111, Indio, CA, 92201 known as the Riverside County Fairgrounds (Fairgrounds). The Fairgrounds encompass approximately 91 acres with facilities that include multiple buildings, an open-air amphitheater, and a grandstand arena. Facilities Management – Real Estate (FM-RE) now proposes to update the Agreement through this First Amendment to the License and Operating Agreement (Agreement) to update the leased area designations including an existing parking lot that is within the northeast area of the Fairgrounds to the tenant and the transfer of an area adjacent to the existing Riverside County Fire Maintenance Facility (Facility) from oversight by the tenant to the Fire Department. The County shall have the right to monitor the activities during Interim Events and the annual Fair. The Fair Board will be provided with separate all-access badges and convenient staff parking during the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival (Fair) for monitoring of the Fair and will have access and control of the Fair Board Facility (during the Fair) The First Amendment to the Operating Agreement with Pickering Events, LLC is for a period of five years commencing on the effective date and includes one option of five years to extend the Agreement. Each party will have the right to terminate the Agreement at any time and for any reason by giving the other party at least 180 days prior written notice.

Contact Information

Mike Sullivan
Agency Name
Riverside County
Job Title
Facilities Operations Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Cross Streets
82-503 Highway 111, east of Arabia Street, Indio, California
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 Existing Facilities and 15061 b3 Common Sense
Reasons for Exemption
The project, as proposed, is limited to the continued use of the existing Indio Fairgrounds. The project would not substantially increase or expand the use of the sites; and is limited to an extension of term and updated leased area designations, which will result in the continued use of the site in a similar capacity.
County Clerk


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