City Council to Review Driving Range Extension in Closed Session

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Hate to double post, but I wanted to make sure that everyone knows that the South Pasadena city council will be discussing the driving range extension in closed session tonight. Although I do not know how much longer this will go on, it is important that we continue to let the city know how we feel. It needs to be brought out into the open.

As stated on the Friends of the Nature Park blog (Native By Design):

Full disclosure of the financial, environmental, and open space consequences of the driving range extension should be brought out into the open and given adequate time for public review and comment in accordance with applicable law.

City Council should take the appropriate time to review these points and possible needed actions. If there is concern regarding the impending expiration of the current lease, a number of solutions should be explored, including having the current operator function on a month-to-month basis, having the Department of Recreation and Parks operate the facilities on a temporary basis, or the city could go forward and enter into a lease with Donovan Bros., addressing all other modifications and improvements except the extension of the driving range. That last issue could be resolved by lease amendment, if necessary.

See you tonight!