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?
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!
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.
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.