S.F. explores privatizing golf courses
Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Desperate to improve San Francisco's aging and perpetually underfunded golf courses, city officials are quietly soliciting information from private companies interested in operating three of the city's public courses.
Recreation and Park Department officials said the request is simply one piece of a larger analysis that will ultimately help city officials decide whether to keep the courses, hand them over to private companies or close them. But members of a new task force charged with pondering the fate of golf in San Francisco are accusing officials of surreptitiously moving forward with privatization attempts, a controversial proposal in a city that is normally wary of handing over control of public assets to private companies....
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
SF politics and city golf course drama continues
Apparently the Mayor prefers privatization, and the Parks Department is soliciting information for that path, despite the fact that the task force formed to provide recommendations about the courses has yet to report: