Rancho Santa Fe health club and pool proposal to be presented to local groups


By Karen Billing

The RSF Association Health Club and Pool Committee is making the rounds to several local groups’ meetings as it prepares for an October community-wide vote. The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s committee will present its preliminary plans and figures to the RSF Tennis Club members at the Tennis Club at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the committee will present to the Public Interest Committee (PIC) at the RSF Golf Club at 8 a.m. and to the RSF Golf Club membership at 5 p.m. that night, also at the club.

The committee will ask the RSF Association board to approve the ballot language for the October vote at the RSF Association’s Oct. 2 meeting, which will be held at 6 p.m. at the RSF Association office. The community will be voting on whether to send the plan to a $350,000 professional planning phase.

The members would have a month to vote, during which time there would be some community forums on the topic, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 16 and 17.

RSF Association Director Rochelle Putnam said that the key in balloting is making sure the community understands the revenues and expenditure assumptions. Health Club and Fitness Committee Chair and Association Director Heather Slosar said she agrees, but noted that until the facility is fully, professional planned the figures are just estimates. She said the committee is doing its best to stay transparent and keep the community informed throughout the process, gathering as much input as it can along the way.