In an effort to make oversight of the troubled DeBell Golf Club as transparent as possible, the City Council will schedule a special study session to discuss recently enacted reform measures.
Councilman Dave Golonski on Tuesday lobbied for the meeting, noting the intense interest among his colleagues and the public in turning the struggling city-owned golf course around.
City officials said the study session would be scheduled within 30 days.
The City Council in June approved a $2-million bailout package for the course after parks officials reported an operating deficit of roughly $718,000. The action was taken as the council cut fire and youth services and postponed library upgrades amid an $8-million budget deficit.
“This would be a good opportunity for all council members to participate and to keep all engaged and informed,” Golonski said.
He said a study session format may provide a better way for council members and the public to understand how the golf course lost money, and the options available to make it profitable.