March marks the one-year anniversary of the committee that volunteered to research and monitor activities at the golf course and to explore the strategies that might be needed to rebut what Tree City LLC (the group that now owns the golf course) might do. We thought this would be an appropriate time to report back to interested neighbors and citizens on our progress and the state of the golf course as we see it.
We now have twelve committee members. We began last March with monthly meetings at the Senior Center, at which we made a good deal of progress. We elected officers and worked out various action plans to counter possible actions by Tree City. Also, we formed a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit corporation just in case we later need to raise funds for defense measures.
Due to the cost of holding monthly meetings at the Senior Center, we began holding meetings in one of our homes. This might make it a bit less convenient for meetings to be open to the public, but not impossible. All future meetings will be announced in advance on the web-site.
In light of the fact that there has been no suspicious activity on or about the golf course for several months, and that the bulk of our preparations are complete, we agreed to conduct quarterly meetings in future. Again, the time and place of future meetings will be announced in advance in the web-site.
We continue to monitor the golf course and activities at the course on a regular basis, and we maintain close personal relationships with our friends at City Hall. We feel confident that our vigilance, and yours, will give ample time to react to any hostile action by the golf course owners.
We wish you all a happy new year. As always, your suggestions are welcomed, and your support is counted on. Stay the Course, San Ramon.