LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What if only Tahoe residents could decide golf issue? | TahoeDailyTribune.com

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What if only Tahoe residents could decide golf issue?

The issue of moving nine holes of the Lake Tahoe Golf course into Washoe Meadows State Park has been debated for years. It has gotten to the point where a lawsuit has been filed and it has become an unhappy situation. I’ve been thinking a lot about how things have gotten to this point.

The players in this unfortunate situation are California State Parks, citizens represented largely by the Washoe Meadows Community and American Golf which is said to be owned by Goldman Sachs. Between the scientists on staff at California State Parks and the scientists from the Washoe Meadows Community, we have an impressive group of professionals, all of whom care a great deal about Tahoe.

I wonder if we had a local concessionaire at the golf course and took Wall Street out of the equation if we would have found a solution to the dilemma years ago. Of all the money taken in each year at the golf course, how much of it goes to corporate headquarters and how much of it stays in the basin? Is this an example of corporate money wanting to degrade a state park for profit?

Carla Ennis


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