City council to consider deal to preserve part of Bothell golf course

BOTHELL, Wash. — The Bothell City Council will consider a deal that could preserve part of a golf course as open space.

There are two issues.

The first is that a conservation group has offered to buy the front nine of the Wayne Golf Course. The Seattle Times reports they'll hold the land for three years to give the city time to raise the money to buy it back and preserve it.

The second issue is about the back nine. Some neighbors say the mayor is working against their fight to preserve the land and has a conflict of interest.

Mayor Joshua Freed is part of a group of developers that obtained the rights to buy half the course to build townhomes.

The council will get the results of an outside investigation into the land deal Tuesday.

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