Sunday, April 3, 2016
"Oakmont’s divisive pickleball debate lands in front of the Santa Rosa City Council Tuesday, with fans of the fast-growing sport expected to face off against residents worried about the noise from four new proposed multi-use courts.
The city’s Planning Commission in December unanimously approved plans by the Oakmont Village Association to build the new courts on a former putting green beside a quiet community pool.
But residents worried about the project’s cost and impact on their poolside views, as well as the incessant plonk-plonk sound created when paddles volley the plastic pickleballs back and forth, have appealed that decision to the council."
Oakmont pickleball plan in Santa Rosa council’s court | The Press Democrat