A local Gold Bar resident and I do not see eye to eye on the issue of off- road vehicles (ORV) usefulness in rural communities. However, he and I do see eye to eye on the issue of misusing taxpayer resources.
We’re looking into how much public money Federal Way resident and Reiter Foothills developer Ted Jackson has been given by Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to develop Reiter Foothills for ORV use here in Gold Bar, and are taxpayer monies being used for the majority, not for a minority few.
Deciding to take on this local issue because of my support and love for ORVs wasn’t on my agenda until my partner said ” Reiter Foothills new trails are virtually unused while Wallace Falls State Park’s visitors are left parking on local roads because of overflow parking issues. Instead of making a new overflow parking lot for Wallace Falls, DNR conservation dollars are being misused used for a small few to use Reiter Foothills for ORV use. The real attraction in Gold Bar is Wallace Falls State Park that has a major weekend parking issue. ”
We’re researching how much money has been allocated by DNR to develop Reiter Foothills and where the money is coming from.
Any comments or facts regarding this issue can be sent to Goldbarreporter@comcast.net