This question asked of Robert Sylk during the 2014 Campaign.
How do you feel things are going with the SilverRock Resort and Golf Course?
My sense is that residents don’t know what is happening to SilverRock. They know that things have either stopped or slowed down because of the economy but have no idea what is planned. I believe SilverRock is and should be an important element of La Quinta. While it’s understandable that progress has slowed, I think residents need a clear picture of what is currently planned, for example a town meeting regarding just SilverRock at SilverRock will engage residents by our reaching out to them. I think that the Council needs to continue SilverRock’s growth even if a bit slower now. I would agree that a Clubhouse is a high priority item. SilverRock is a “diamond in the rough.” We need to find a new partner to help us get it developed, while money is available at historically low interest rates.
As of now, 2015, folks I feel that this is a disaster waiting to happen. The developers are fine designers but are broke and cannot raise a dime. I say bring in the private sector like a Larry Elison to do this all at once not piecemeal with the first building now delayed until, can you believe, 2018. In my opinion this Merriwether group should be ridden out of town now.