Lack of candor about the level of planning done by the MPRB.
- MPRB documents state that "less than a 5% project definition is available" at the time of voting to proceed with Plan B (closing of the golf course). The estimated cost of the project was from $20 million to $41 million. This means that the MPRB voted to proceed with a plan that would spend millions of tax-payer dollars, and had almost no vetting or project definition.
- Bait and Switch? The MPRB provided the public with a huge list of amenities that might be built on the Hiawatha Golf Course. Many of these amenities are not viable on a flood plain with a large percentage of the property under water. When asked about the viability of these amenities, the MPRB staff stated that many of the amenities were listed, merely, as possible amenities without any expectation that they might be built or even be viable.
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