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Low-income and communities of color across the U.S. have suffered due to housing insecurity and the lack of open space for generations. California has 921 public golf courses, and some of those could better serve communities by providing affordable housing and open space instead.
Assemblymember Cristina Garcia introduced a bill to incentivize the conversion of under-performing public golf courses to affordable housing and more open space. Assembly Bill 1910 will provide grants to local governments that decide to make publicly-owned golf courses available for housing and open space. It makes a lot of sense indeed, as long as the golf course is not on a former landfill site.