Phoenix City Council Oks plans for golf courses
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
PHOENIX (AP) - All of Phoenix's municipal golf courses will stay open by the city's plan to pay off some $17 million in debt.
Some of the previous options included shuttering some or all of the courses.
The Phoenix City Council voted 8-1 Wednesday to move the city's golf program into the general fund.
That means taxpayers will subsidize the programs much like they do other parks and recreation.
The city's municipal golf courses are Aguila, Cave Creek, Encanto, Maryvale, Palo Verde and Papago.
The Arizona Republic says the city created an enterprise fund in 1981 so that the city's courses would pay for themselves through user fees.
Over the past 13 years, the golf fund has accumulated a deficit expected to reach about $17 million by the end of fiscal 2013.
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