Help save Marin’s beloved San Geronimo Golf Course!
WE WERE OUT IN FORCE AT THE 2019 MARIN COUNTY FAIR
Our volunteers were answering voters’ questions at this year’s Marin County Fair. We spent five days speaking with Marin County voters who are keen to know more about how their vote will count on the March 2020 ballot. We connected with hundreds of people who are passionate about saving the San Geronimo Golf Course.
VOTE for SAVE COMMUNITY PLANS INITIATIVE - voting by mail begins February 3, 2020 & election day is March 3, 2020. We NEED your vote to save this county treasure! Or contact us and we would be pleased to provide more information on how & why your vote counts.
HELP RE-OPEN AN AFFORDABLE & ECO-FRIENDLY PUBLIC GOLF COURSE & COMMUNITY VENUE
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, non-profit fundraisers, weddings and as a music venue.
Sadly its doors were closed at the end of 2018 by its new owners, but there is hope to see it re-opened! Our volunteer group is working hard to see it open its doors again.
But we need your help - please VOTE for SAVE COMMUNITY PLANS INITIATIVE on the March 2020 ballot. Help save a County treasure for future generations!
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. Read the full letter
IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEPARATE OPINION FROM SCIENCE
Art von Waldburg comments on recent Independent Journal letters by Rick Seramin and Todd Steiner. Art notes that he has reviewed the 2014 study ‘Coho Friendly Habitat & Operations Plan for San Geronimo Golf Course’ many times and believes both Seramin and Steiner make valid points.
Rick Seramin recently commented on the study and why it shows how golf can coexist with improvements to the salmon habitat.
Todd Steiner, of SPAWN, rebutted that the study illustrated that some habitat improvements cited in the study would be limited due to respecting golf course boundaries. VIEW FULL ARTICLE
THE SIX OBJECTIVES OF THE SAVE COMMUNITY PLANS 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. VIEW SUPPORTING DOCUMENT
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
View full article
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. 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 involved in amending a CWP.
VIEW SUPPORTING DOCUMENT
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. NOTE TO SUPERVISORS
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. SEE THE STUDY
WHO WE ARE
We are at grassroots group of volunteers and Marin County voters committed to saving the San Geronimo Community Plan which protects the San Geronimo Golf Course.
Our objectives are to:
Protect the San Geronimo community plan
Prevent the Board of Supervisors from changing the primary use and zoning of the golf course property without a public vote
Preserve affordable, eco-friendly golf
Protect creek habitat for endangered Coho Salmon & Steelhead Trout
Unite our community around a holistic solution for keeping golf and protecting the environment
Our team is made-up of golfers and non-golfers - we are all fighting to save this treasured Marin County asset.
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.
Please support our grassroots coalition of Marin County residents who are working to preserve our beloved San Geronimo Golf Course. Save the course for now and future generations.
VOTE for SAVE COMMUNITY PLANS INITIATIVE on the March 2020 ballot.
In Marin County we are close-knit, proud of our beautiful environment and community spirit ... for young and old ... and all racial diversity.
While it was open, the San Geronimo Golf Course welcomed locals and visitors alike, it was inclusive - all people, young and old. Many youngsters learned to play here and many seniors continued a lifelong passion here, and everyone in between enjoyed the beauty of the course and its surrounds.
It was affordable and within everyone’s reach. Our 4-legged friends were welcome too.
SGCG welcomed visitors, and the course stood at the center of the community! But the Supervisors wanted to close it down!
Please help us re-open this natural beauty.
VOTE for SAVE COMMUNITY PLANS INITIATIVE on the March 2020 ballot.