Gold Bar's new Mayor Linda Loen
door knocking for marijuana investors
In late December 2013, Gold Bar's Mayor Linda Loen arrived at our house with a proposal; Mayor Loen was seeking the Gold Bar Reporters financial backing in opening the Sky Valley's first marijuana dispensary.
The Gold Bar Reporter offered up $ 50,000.00 for a legitimate mom and pop pot shop, so long as the Mountain View Diner agreed to bake our cookies, brownies, and one big pie for Joe Beavers.
Last year, Washingtonians voters approved legalizing recreational use of marijuana up to one ounce or less.
When asked why Ms. Loen and council member Tom Palmer decided to run for office, Mayor Linda Loen told the Gold Bar Reporters " Tom and I were sitting in our bed smoking pot watching King 5 and heard that no one wanted to run for Gold Bar Mayor and council. Feeling really good at that point in time, we decided to run for office."
Must be something really good inside their marijuana that would have given them the courage to step into the biggest pile of shit created inside any government office in Washington State history.
" Joe Beavers left a fricken mess. The city is broke. " Mayor Loen told the Gold Bar Reporters late last month.
Council member Ken Ware stated at last week's city council meeting " the City has no money."
Linda Loen, a native to California, moved to Gold Bar in 2010. Mendocino California is considered the marijuana capital of the World. Mayor Loen's home state is way ahead of the curve, as is her efforts to bring a marijuana depot to Gold Bar.
Mayor Loen's lover and Gold Bar's new council member Thomas Palmer, a native from Illinois, is a also a marijuana user.
" It's the best pain medication in the World... fuckin great!" Council member Thomas Palmer told the Gold Bar Reporters.
According to the Washington Liquor Control Board " marijuana is taxed at 25 % with 2 % of all sales tax will go to local agencies. "
A recent poll suggests that the 50 % of all Gold Bar and Sultan residents are in fact users. In real money, this would mean approximately $ 40,000.00 in sales tax generated revenue for Gold Bar.
In comparison, ORV riders would yield only $2,700.00 in sales tax generated revenue for Gold Bar per year.
The difference between the two is the fact that Mayor Linda Loen and council member Tom Palmer support marijuana sales but do not support ORVs on public roads.
A local Gold Bar city limits resident,Ted Jackson, a supporter and user of both, refused comment on the marijuana industry.
With Gold Bar's new marijuana depot, and our new Mayor and council member Tom Palmer being not only advocates for marijuana sales but also daily users, Gold Bar may just be able to pull the city out of the financial hole that hiding Crystal Hill and John Pennington's email communication has caused the city. Email communication that documents that John Pennington and Crystal Hill were using public resources to run illegal background checks on citizens who requested public records.
Both Crystal Hill and John E. Pennington have been both named as defendants in US Federal District Court.
Colorado is the only other state to legalize recreational marijuana sales, and its marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to Gov. John Hickenlooper.
UPDATE: More Gold Bar residents contact Reporters wanting to invest in Gold Bar's new marijuana depot