The following article, “San Ramon Golf Club owners plan to shutter course if houses aren’t allowed,” appeared in East Bay Times today. It’s worth reading, but there are a couple of things to note in particular.
The reporter, Sam Richards, interviewed Ron Richards, the Beverly Hills attorney heading the group that bought the San Ramon Golf Club last year. In the article, Richards says, “We are trying to work with the community to build homes on a small section of the course, leaving the rest as permanent open space with golf.” This raises an important question: if he is “trying to work with the community,” who has he spoken with? Individual homeowners? City Council members? These would be good questions to raise at the meeting tonight (9/22).
Many of us have seen a map of a portion of the golf course, showing apartments and other buildings on a portion of the course. Its origin was not marked, but Richards said the map [City Councilman Dave] Hudson and others have seen in the last few weeks is an “internal draft map” leaked without his consent. “It was for internal use only, and subject to be modified after community input,” Richards said.
The article is a must-read. And tonight’s meeting is VERY important. It will begin at 7:00 PM tonight, 9/22.
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