We can't just dump [them] because you've got folks from the Mayor's Office and his Rec and Park Department who don't want to be bothered."
In his endorsement interview with the Guardian, Newsom said about the golf courses, "You gotta deal with the reality of where we are and what our core competencies are. Golf courses do not reflect a core competency of government. We're losing hundreds of thousands of dollars and about to lose over a million dollars a year, and that comes from somewhere. So rather than continuing to do what we've done and hope for a different result, we're looking at best practices across the country and finding ways to manage our assets differently, and I'm not apologetic for exploring those things."