Letter from a new resident

As a new Alamedan, I applaud the Alameda Sun’s independent journalism in covering politics and other developments of general importance. Keep up the good work! 

I stand with those who believe the firing of the previous City Manager and the $1 million price tag cheerfully added by the City Council constituted gross misfeasance by the perpetrators. Several appear to have had conflicts that should have resulted in recusing themselves, and a better, and less wasteful, outcome would have resulted.

I enjoyed the front-page piece on the new Jack Clark Golf Course on Bay Farm (“City’s New South Golf Course Reviewed,” July 19). The course is beautiful and enjoyable to play. But how can a municipal golf course not have provision for any potable water anywhere on its entire 18 holes? Greenway Golf now sends carts around with free bottles of water, but how long will that last until they charge for it. How thoughtless were the constructors and designers not to have water for the players on site?

Also, when the pro shop is swamped, as it was in the first weeks, callers get rolled over to what are apparently Greenway’s offices in Minnesota. The operators there have neither the authority, the skill nor the ability to do anything at all except transfer the call to the restaurant. The restaurant’s staff have no idea why they are receiving the call and just hang up. Some wrinkles to be ironed out, as golfers would surely agree!


J. Michael Parish