Idyllwild property owners have the opportunity to create a town park in the center of Idyllwild. Jo’An’s Restaurant & Bar is for sale to anyone with the cash and desire to create another commercial enterprise. Perhaps a Native American group could buy the property and build a casino immune from county and state codes because it would be federal property.

Presently, Idyllwild property owners are taxed a small amount to pay for CSA 36’s recreation and lighting. If these same property owners voted to increase their taxes a small amount, the county could buy Jo’An’s, raze the building, put in some nice rest rooms, install some benches and save the trees. Then, Idyllwild residents would have a nice park in the center of their town.

William Faurot