Golf subsidy: Thumbs up or thumbs down?

The City Council will meet next Tuesday night and after hashing things out once more presumably pass Stockton’s 2017-18 budget, which takes effect July 1.

Mayor Michael Tubbs has been questioning for months the city’s inclusion of a six-figure subsidy for its Swenson and Van Buskirk golf courses. This morning, Tubbs’ office announced the mayor and Councilmen Dan Wright and Jesus Andrade will hold a town hall meeting at Van Buskirk from 5:30-7 this evening to discuss the matter.

Nothing like advance notice, eh?

Anyway, here’s the press release:

Stockton, (CA) – Mayor Michael Tubbs along with Councilmembers Jesus Andrade and Dan Wright will hold a town hall this evening to discuss city golf subsidies. In the Mayor’s state of the city he shared concerns about subsidizing golf to the tune of nearly $1 million a year in a city with so many other pressing needs.

Who: Mayor Michael Tubbs & Councilmembers Jesus Andrade & Dan Wright

What: City golf subsidy

When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Van Buskirk Community Center, 734 Houston Ave, Stockton, Ross Hall

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