Questions about Glen Lakes need answers

My name is Jane Bachmann of the Glendale Barrel District.

I am on the Save Glen Lakes team, a group that has created awareness with our petition that states we are asking our elected officials to save Glen Lakes Golf Course and provide the resources necessary for revitalizing this long-time city asset.

The Council voted to have the new operator, GMS, continue to operate Glen Lakes for a year. Since then, GMS has made a huge improvement in the Glen Lakes property. Both the residents and the golfers are pleased with the turnaround of Glen Lakes for the better. Volunteers have stepped up to do projects and are willing to do more. Businesses have donated materials and services.

But residents have some questions.

Where is the city’s involvement in promoting Glen Lakes? The city could be doing more to attract golfers to Glen Lakes by advertising and with promotions and programs. The city has the staff and the know-how to promote the golf course.

Why aren’t all options for Glen Lakes being explored? For example, advertise the sale of Glen Lakes nationally, an RFP for a private operator who would keep Glen Lakes a golf course.

Grants could be explored, like the State Park grant that was provided Paseo Racquet Club. In addition, why not explore recreation grants from numerous golf foundations, like the LPGA and others?

Why is the city manager’s option to develop Glen Lakes into a residential community the only option that is being offered to residents? Residents have not been asked to provide any input on this or on any option.

These are questions that residents have about Glen Lakes. We are asking the city to respectfully provide us some answers.

Jane Bachmann

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