Opinion: Open discussions needed on the future of Ann Arbor's Huron Hills golf course
Our Ann Arbor citizens need to be better informed regarding the commercialization and repurposing of parklands e.g. most recently an RFP (request for proposal) on Huron Hills (golf course). There is a compelling need to get this on the Ann Arbor Council agenda so that the citizens and council can speak out in an open and transparent manner.
If, indeed the City Council is moving toward initiatives that propose to re-purpose parklands and thereby setting a dangerous precedent, then any such proposals need to go before the citizens for a vote - anything less is contrary to the spirit of the city Charter, PROS plan, Greenbelt millage and sentiment of many in our community.
Our citizens need to be informed and vote on any such changes so that they can vote in an informed manner. The implications for not doing this will have important consequences. Let our mayor and council know such open discussions are essential.
Harvey R. Kaplan Ann Arbor