Clubs and Associations
Speaking up for golf courses and country clubs

To the editor: Jim Newton's evidence supports his assertion that wealthy country clubs are getting an unfair tax break thanks to Proposition 13. So what's the alternative? Tax the clubs to death so they are forced to sell their land to developers, who will tear out the golf courses, grass and trees and build streets and high-rises there? ("Know what else Prop. 13 does? It gives tax breaks to country clubs," Op-Ed, June 30) Personally, I've never belonged to any country club. But I can tell you that we must support preserving whatever green space we do have over allowing bad architecture, overdevelopment, traffic nightmares and parking congestion. There's...