It's amazing that the few, the golfing elite of Delta, continue to feel entitled to thieve from city coffers the funds required to support their social pastime. The remnant, a vast majority of citizen non-players, should be insulted by the golfers' weak, hazy and unempirical arguments about the so-called financial benefits to the city at large.
If The Golf Club is of such grand advantage and profitable for all the citizens, perhaps these club-swinging beneficiaries of public largesse ought to put down their bags, assemble, and decide how to assume the obligation of making this wondrous golf club function without subsidy. If their project produces profit we would likely allow all the members to harvest and disburse, as they see fit, whatever financial gains that materialize.
On the other side of the financial coin, take an example of the city street, Clearview Drive. (By an aggressive and dubious municipal procedure it is one of the most recently annexed territories.) It remains a dirt lane, one-and-a-half lanes wide, which has lost nearly a third of its right of way to huge kochia weeds. This city street and many others in Delta remain ignored by public works crews, apparently for lack of funding.
And the golfers continue to lament the possibility of losing their subsidy.
Get out the violins or bring in the clowns; you choose.