The Encinitas Ranch Golf Authority board of directors is comprised of a Carltas (Ecke) appointee, the City Manager and people he appoints or hires. A few weeks ago Council was asked to allow ERGA to skip debt payments to the city. We were told everything was fine and this was a request to allow ERGA to implement prudent financial planning. We were assured that it wasn't because they couldn't pay.
I went to the last ERGA BoD meeting and heard staff tell Donna Westbrooke privately that last year they had to dip into reserve funds to pay their bills.
The issue is back on the agenda tonight.