The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Renovations costing $2.2 million for Fort Worth’s historic Rockwood Golf Course survived City Council scrutiny for May’s $292 million bond election, but municipal golf courses struggle financially. Is Fort Worth sinking money down a bottomless hole?
YES! Odis Donoho
They were discussing cutting fire department staffing due to budget issues, yet they have over $2 million to renovate a golf course? ShaneandKristy Remo
With massive taxpayer losses on GM bailouts, stimulus spending, fighter jet gifts to Egypt and socialized medicine, since when is anyone concerned about pouring tax dollars down a rat hole? At least a golf course has some redeeming value — folks can play golf. David Hallum
At least the well-heeled can play golf. We are building the Republican paradise, surely. Mark Alan Rush
How many people does $2.2 million feed? And for how long? David Diercks
The city of Fort Worth should give the property for Rockwood and Z Boaz golf courses back to the families that donated the land. Turning Z Boaz into a “park” has just made it an unsafe place for the general public. The city of Fort Worth can clearly not manage golf courses. The only thing the city does well is turn roads into bike lanes. Rick Irving
But yet we only have one animal control officer for each district from 9-5, M-F with loose dogs everywhere and people getting mauled every week. I know we all have our fav subjects, but valuing public safety over golf courses should be a no-brainer. Kyla Bussey