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Tom Barnidge, BANG columnist, fairly presents the continuing issue of country club operations and lighting in close proximity to residences neighboring the country club. In this case, lighting tennis courts along Stone Valley Road, next to the back yards of neighbors, continues a proposal that violates expectations for a semi-rural community with no street lights or other lighting impacting such semi-rural ideals. The Alamo Improvement Association voted against such approval and Contra Costa County Municipal Advisory Committee (Alamo) members split their vote on approval.
What is reality is the need for more services revenue for Round Hill Country Club to maintain operations and tennis memberships have the least amount of land demand for such results. It is a quiet reality that golf memberships at our regions’ country clubs are being abandoned due to the economic pressures, including negative resale values, and clubs must find other methods to generate income from alternative memberships.
Certainly, Alamo region neighborhoods are very sensitive to such major organizations’ actions to resolve issues at neighbors’ expense and discomfort. SRVUSD built an industrial solar power generation station in the center of neighborhoods surrounding Monte Vista High School. Regional neighborhoods, together, are not sympathetic to further industrial and commercial invasions.
There is a continuing story here that pits lifestyle against economics, and your Alamo region readers will have much more to say.