Two months after a nonprofit consulting firm issued its recommendations for turning around the struggling DeBell Golf Club, an oversight committee this week implemented some of those recommendations, which involve cost-cutting measures and course improvements.
At a meeting on Wednesday, the golf subcommittee recommended shifting 14% of the cost associated with paying city staffers to oversee the course to the Burbank's General Fund. That could save DeBell $53,828 next fiscal year.
The cost savings would come about as a result of efficiencies, said Jonathan Frank, an administrative officer in the parks department.
“It's about taking the duties from upper level staff, where possible, and delegating those to a lesser position level,” he said.
Frank acknowledged there would be an impact to the General Fund, but eventually the impact would be somewhat reduced because there will likely be fewer oversight meetings, taking less staff time.