Help save Marin’s beloved San Geronimo Golf Course!

AFFORDABLE & ECO-FRIENDLY PUBLIC GOLF & FAMILY EVENTS

For over 50 years the San Geronimo Golf Course had served residents of and visitors to Marin County as a recreational asset, open to and enjoyed by all members of our community. Not just for golfers, the non-golfing community enjoyed this beautiful space too - for social gatherings, community meetings, nonprofit fundraisers, weddings and as a music venue. We are working hard to see it re-opened for all to enjoy.

THE INITIATIVE PETITION WAS COMPLETED JANUARY 3, 2019

We are happy to report 99% of the 11,000+ signatures gathered are valid … so we are certified! Now the Registrar of Voters sends it to the Board of Supervisors

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VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

We have an active Facebook page featuring regular updates … For the latest facts and community announcements visit our page. You can find us at ‘Save San Geronimo’

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I LOVE SAN GERONIMO GOLF COURSE - BY LINDA GIACOMINI

I love San Geronimo Golf Course. I worked there for 31 years. I don’t play golf and it wasn’t for the wages. I worked there because it was, through many owners and managers, a growing family of men, women and children who love the game, exercise and friendships.

The players — old, young, new, good golfers, bad golfers, high school teams and folks just taking an early-morning or evening walk. The cutest thing to watch are the Nike Camp youngsters with their little bags and little clubs hitting the ball in the hole for the first time.

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IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEPARATE OPINION FROM SCIENCE

Art von Waldburg comments on recent Independent Journal letters by Rick Seramin and Todd Steiner:

Rick Seramin recently commented on the study conducted by ESA for SPAWN and the CDFW in 2014 called The Coho Friendly Habitat and Operations Plan for San Geronimo Golf Course. Rick noted that the study shows how golf can coexist with improvements to the salmon habitat.  Todd Steiner, of SPAWN, rebutted that the study illustrated that some needed habitat improvements cited in the study would be limited due to respecting golf course boundaries.  Art notes that he has reviewed the 2014 study many times and believes both Seramin and Steiner make valid points true to the science of the study. 
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RECYCLING WATER FOR GOLF COURSE USE

The ‘Woodacre Flats Wastewater Feasibility Study’ is a wastewater recycling alternative centered around the San Geronimo Golf Course that could potentially not only support waste water treatment but also irrigate of the golf course. The water recycling alternative was favorably received by the community and formed the basis for this follow-on study of a project that could serve homes in both the Woodacre and San Geronimo communities as well as the San Geronimo Golf Course. See the summary of the final feasibility report of the proposed community wastewater recycling project.
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TO: THE SUPERVISORS & OFFICERS OF MARIN COUNTY

The note below was sent to the Supervisors, County Counsel and Director of Marin County Parks. Niz Brown spoke to the points at the Supervisors meeting on October 30, 2018. 

SENSIBLE SOLUTION: OPERATE GOLF COURSE WITH A PERMANENT CONSERVATION EASEMENT

NOTE TO SUPERVISORS


THE SIX OBJECTIVES OF THE SAN GERONIMO ADVOCATES PETITION

10,546 Marin County registered voters signed the Initiative Petition to preserve golf as the primary use of the 157 acres known as the San Geronimo Golf Course. The Initiative Petition will preclude any changes in the use of the land until the ballot measure is brought to a countywide vote in March 2020.

The overwhelming support demonstrates registered voters readily support this effort, and share a deep concern the County and Supervisor Rodoni crafted the purchase in a backroom deal. 

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ADDRESSING THE INITIATIVE ISSUES RAISED AT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING - JANUARY 29, 2019

Why is this initiative necessary?

The initiative is the response to the Board of Supervisors’ project in which the Board planned to purchase the golf course land for the purpose of terminating the golf course and fully restoring the land.  The Board’s plan, in partnership with Trust for Public Land (TPL), would convert the designated land use established under the Marin Countywide Plan (CWP) into a different land use not allowed by the CWP, i.e. open space, a designation which excludes golf, without following the due process procedures involved in amending a CWP.

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WHO WE ARE

We are a team of passionate Marin County volunteers committed to saving the San Geronimo Golf Course, upholding eco-friendliness, restoring our creeks and unifying our community. Our team is made-up of golfers and non-golfers - we are all fighting to save this treasured Marin County asset.

Our community spirit lies at the heart of everything we do … and our young people need a future to look forward to.

We feel cheated in having no right to vote on the future use of the San Geronimo Golf Course land. We believe in due process, and believe the Board of Supervisors should properly consult the people on how this unique golf course land will be used.

Please support our grassroots coalition of Marin County residents who are working to preserve our beloved San Geronimo Golf Course.

OUR MISSION

Our goal is to save the people’s right to vote on the future use of the golf course land, and to challenge the Board of Supervisors for not giving us - the people - the right to have our say in how our tax dollars are spent.

The people of Marin County were never consulted on the use of the San Geronimo Golf Course Land. A decision was made ‘behind closed doors’.

The County’s plans for the property run contrary to the San Geronimo Valley Community Plan approved by the Board of Supervisors in 1997.

Our team of voluntary Marin County residents are engaged in asking concerned Marin County voters to save San Geronimo Golf Course.

Save the course for now and future generations.

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COMMUNITY

We are people inclusive - all people, young and old, right across the board!

At San Geronimo Golf Course, we welcome locals and visitors alike.

And we’re also a dog-friendly course … our 4-legged friends are welcome too.

In Marin County we are a close-knit community, proud of our beautiful environment and community spirit ... for young and old ... and all racial diversity.

We welcome visitors to our golf course, and our course lies at the center of our community! But the Supervisors want to close it down!

The San Geronimo Golf Course is 'open to the public' ... but for how long?