” Where in the World is Linda Loen?” The Gold Bar Reporters were first to report.
Gold Bar Reporter Forbes searched the entire council chambers, under the seats, in the rest rooms, high and low, up and down, but Linda Loen was no where to be found.
Last week a source told the Gold Bar Reporters that Linda Loen has resigned as Gold Bar’s Mayor citing massive corruption in the City’s financial affairs. Aka, hundreds of thousands of dollars missing from the City’s water and street funds.
We tried contacting Ms. Loen for comment with no response.
According to Bob Strom Loen was absent but failed to issue a valid reason why. But Gold Bar’s clerk Denise Beaston stated that Linda Loen was not in at all last week. Denise, not Mayor Loen, sent out this week’s council agenda noting that there will be a changing of the guards at City Hall.
One local Gold Bar resident said ” Linda Loen had no idea what she got herself into… the city’s law firm and Gold Bar’s former Mayors Joe Beavers and Crystal Hill Pennington managed to suck her into their RICO activities. Sad that she wasn’t smart enough to say no before getting sucked into Beavers and Hill’s crimes.”
According to the City’s financial records, Crystal Hill and Joe Beavers stole over 700,000 from the the City’s street and water funds to fund their hatred of Washington State’s Public Records Act. Interesting to note that water and street funds are Enterprise funds and cannot be used for any reasons outside their intended purpose.
At this point we are reporting that Linda Loen has resigned, and Bob Strom will be Gold Bar’s next Mayor. According to Washington State elections, if Linda Loen did resign there must be a special election this August.
Our hats go off to council member Lee Hodo who at the City’s last council meeting basically called former Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers a liar. Council member Lee Hodo appeared disgusted that Joe “tricky Dick” Beavers created a fraudulent water comp plan which was rejected by the Dept of Health.
As a result, the City is forced to spend another $50,000.00 to correct the Beaverized water comp plan. But hey, Ms. Loen isn’t the only fool who managed to get sucked into Beavers, Croshaw, Hill and John Pennington’s criminal activities.
When you see council member Florence Davi Martin please thank her for “awakening” my resolve.