The question of whether the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District can establish the long-discussed Barrett Park on the west side of Hood River is headed back to Hood River County Commissioners after the County Planning Commission could not generate the required four votes to either approve or deny a permit for the park. The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals remanded a 2012 County Commission decision to deny the park based on impact to area orchards. But with two commissioners recusing themselves due to potential bias issues, votes by the remaining five commissioners to both approve and deny the application finished 3-2. Planning Director Michael Benedict says that means the issue automatically heads back to the County Commission, noting that panel can choose any process they want to proceed. LUBA remands give local governments wide latitude in that area. Benedict says because it is a LUBA remand a decision must be rendered in 90 days, which in this case is December 16.