(Photo by Greg Gewalt)
This coming Thursday could be the end of the line for Oakmont’s seemingly interminable quest to build a permanent pickleball facility. But then, the hearing before the zoning commissioner could wind up back in Santa Rosa’s bureaucratic maze.
The hearing on Oakmont’s request for a conditional use permit to convert two ERC tennis courts (#1 & #2) to six pickleball courts will be held at City Hall (100 Santa Rosa Ave.), Rm. 7, starting at 10:30 am, Thursday, April 19. The Oakmont permit request is #7 on the agenda.
To be available to answer questions, Director Greg Goodwin and Iris Harrell will attend. According to Harrell the hearing could well result in the request being approved. However, if approved, the public will be given ten days to appeal the decision. If an appeal is granted, it may take several more weeks before a hearing is scheduled.
Check the Oakmont Observer Thursday for an update on the hearing.