Mike Pafford has a vested interest in ensuring that the struggling DeBell Golf Club gets back on solid ground. He’s played at the course since he was 11 years old.
After pulling together some promotional ideas with fellow golfers, he was among dozens of DeBell users who turned out in recent weeks to weigh in on the city’s plans to shore up the municipal course’s finances.
“I wanted to see about the input that was given last week, and see if the City Council is willing to listen, and it sounds like they are listening,” said Pafford, 53, who is also a member of the Burbank Men’s Golf Club.
He added that it would be a good idea to have a golfer on the oversight committee created by the City Council after it approved a $2-milion bailout package, but said that as long as officials are willing to be open-minded about receiving their input, it would be in the best interest of the course.