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On Tuesday the Chico CA City Council voted to remove the course from Bidwell Park. The course has been there for 20 years. It was installed before the land was a part of the park. The land was owned by B.L.M. then bought by the city of Chico and added to Bidwell Park. What do you think?

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Land is so valuable in California that it is hard to replace a course. There are some real steals on vacant property in Detroit. Let's move the course there.
then we'd need to add a holster or two on our disc golf bags...for as many rounds as you would need to carry it would probably weigh you down enough to be done after nine.

mark ellis said:
Land is so valuable in California that it is hard to replace a course. There are some real steals on vacant property in Detroit. Let's move the course there.
Another blow to the state that started it all and has been falling behind!

Did they vote to remove the course for the heck of it, or to build a jogging path for some whiny local citizens.
Have they listed why the course is getting pulled? Must be a reason, if its land value then its greed, but generally they have other reasons....
hmm, environmental damage.......
But I bet the same city allows big businesses to clear-cut forest and install acre sized paved parking lots, just around the corner from that park?
That sucks! It took the city council 20 years to decide this? Sounds like the decision was based more on greed than anything else.
The driving force behind this is purely political influence. A very small group of enviro-whackos (many of whom do not even liive in our fair city) have been pushing for this for years - including multpile threats of lawsuits being brought against the city if they (the Friends of Bidwell Park) don't get their way. Well, after so many years, and so much money ($650K in enviro studies if you can believe that) it looks like they got their way!
their was a thread about this with more details started by Senior......entitled.....

Save Disc Golf in Upper Park....

bumped it up
From ChicoER.com

Disc golf supporters mulling referendum of council's action
Staff Reports
Posted: 11/20/2008 12:41:46 PM PST

Supporters of disc golf in the community are exploring the idea of a referendum to reverse the City Council's decision earlier this week to remove disc golf from upper Bidwell Park.

Lon Glazner of Chico, a spokesman for local disc golf players, has put out a call for volunteers to help collect signatures to qualify a referendum.

"We are seeking to find out if there is interest in the disc golf and broader community for a referendum. We are trying to find out how the referendum code impacts this particular council decision, and what the time frame is," Glazner wrote in an e-mail response to a reporter's inquiry.

"There does appear to be interest in supporting a referendum that would overturn the decision, however, the details are very fluid. A decision has not yet been made, but I think we'll make one soon."

Glazner hopes to find 100 volunteers willing to work over 30 days to collect 80 to 140 signatures each. A total of 4,000 valid signatures is the goal.

The referendum would overturn "Option D," which the council passed 4 to 3 on Tuesday.

The option calls for the removal of the disc golf courses off Highway 32, and the restoration of the area.

If successful, the referendum would also implement "Option C" which calls for one course at the current location, plus the construction of a beginners course in Chico.


http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_11033229
The best way to protect the environment would be to rid yourself from the planet or go live in a tree and eat grass and mushrooms. I care for it, but those whackos could do more for the environment is such better ways if they really cared so much, like live in a tent not a house. Walk or bike and not own a car. Stop eating any packaged foods. Etc.

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