Feb 15, 200608:09 AMThe Life
Hotel/condos on O'Donnell golf property?
Feb 15, 2006 - 08:09 AMAccording to a recent article in The Press-Enterprise (registration required), some lucky folks might end up owning condominiums in certain parts of the O'Donnell Golf Club. Wealthy oil magnate Tom O'Donnell deeded the real estate to Palm Springs in 1944, but only if the city agreed to lease the property back to the golf club until the year 2043.
Even if most of the club becomes a park, should the city use its power of eminent domain to break the lease?
Should 45,000 citizens have unobstructed access to an area that less than 200 club members fully enjoy now?