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 has served residents of Marin County as a recreational asset, open to and enjoyed by all members of our community. Not just for golfers, the non-golfing community enjoys this beautiful space too - for social gatherings, community meetings, nonprofit fundraisers, weddings and as a music venue.
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
There are the three options to be considered by the Board of Supervisors:
(1) Adopt the ordinance, without alteration
(2) Submit the ordinance, without alteration, to the voters pursuant to Section 1405
(3) Order a report pursuant to Section 9111 at the regular meeting at which the certification of the petition is presented. When the report is presented to the Board of Supervisors, the Board shall either adopt the ordinance within 10 days or order an election pursuant to subdivision
COURT RULES GOLF COURSE PURCHASE ILLEGAL
MARIN SUPERIOR COURT DECISION: On October 26, Marin Superior Court ruled that state laws required Marin county to perform an environmental review before purchasing the San Geronimo Golf Course, for the purpose of shutting it down and changing the land to open space. The sale was challenged by Niz Brown as named party, on behalf of San Geronimo Advocates, a group of local residents.
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. We hope to see you on Tuesday 2/19/19 at 7pm in the Lagunitas School Multipurpose Room to support presentation of the report.
SEE THE STUDY
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
Marin County Parks should continue to operate the golf course, and keep its options open for future use. Read more by clicking on the link below …
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.
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.
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 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.
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?