Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MAC meeting presentation on WEMO 3

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meets next Monday, May 14 at its NEW TIME: 5:30 p.m., at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Street, in Joshua Tree.

Pat Flanagan, the representative from Desert Heights will be talking about WEMO, the West Mojave Route Network Project, which has great implications for Wonder Valley. If you've been thinking of attending a MAC meeting, this is the one you should attend.

Personally, I love taking my 4x4 out on the established trails to explore the mines, the salt flats, the hills, and the Dales, and the ability for residents of Wonder Valley to do that in the area in which they live should be maintained.

What I don't love about WEMO is the BLM opening EVERY one of our roads to ORVs and then working with private companies to advertise Wonder Valley as an off road dreamland open 24/7, 365 days a year for off-roading. The BLM has 1 (one) ranger for the whole of the Mojave and NO plan for enforcing laws in their plan. Remember, WE pay for the maintenance of our roads every year. The BLM's new use will not reimburse us for additional wear and tear.

Now, I'm just saying this as someone who lives here. You may have a different opinion about this. YMMV. (Your mileage may vary.) If you like the sound of this plan, this is your opportunity to write to the BLM and tell them. Likewise, if you don't.