Golf Course Buyers

Am I the only taxpayer in Buellton who has had enough of our City Council? When these people are running for election they all want to save our small-town charm. Once they are elected, they start buying a golf course property for $500,000 and removing it from the tax rolls.

After they purchase the property, they renovate it at a cost to taxpayers of around $150,000 of our money.

I can’t think of any investors who would have spent that kind of money for a golf course that has gone under twice. Now they raise our water rates after giving over $30,000 of free water to the golf course over two years. Really? I know one of the City Council members who wanted the golf course was Dave King.

I went to the debate and listened to what each City Council candidate had to say. Mr. King talks as though he wants to save money, yet he will spend it as though it is his as long as it is in his own interest. I emailed Mr. King after the debate with my phone number and I never got a reply back. I for one want anyone running to at least have the courtesy to respond. Leo Elovitz did respond and I feel he would be dedicated to our wonderful city because he has the willingness to do what it takes in order to see our town reach its full potential. He has characteristics which lead me to believe we will be hard-pressed to find a more qualified candidate.

Anybody running for Buellton City Council who genuinely wants to keep the “old town charm” and eliminate “good ol’ boy” politics has my full support.

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