Menlo attorney fighting high-speed rail Central Valley project's launch Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Mar 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm
(An expanded version of an earlier-published story.) Peninsula cities lost a legal battle last week against the state's high-speed rail project, but another active lawsuit is being prepared for a May 31 court date, with support from Atherton and other local players.
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Posted by Kinte, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Mar 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm
CA HSR is a swindle for sure, and the CAHSR Authority is doing everything they can to keep your tax dollars flowing into their agency and then on to the big labor unions in the state. It's payback for helping get Jerry re-elected. That the terms of Prop 1a have largely been ignored, and Sacramento couldn't seem to care less is nothing sort of the Governors office flaunting the law.
Posted by Flight, a resident of the Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks neighborhood, on Mar 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm
As a Menlo Park resident, I hope the city stays clear of this frivolous lawsuit. Pretend it's a battle of good vs. evil / bloated / union / giant etc., but it's really NIMBYism at it's most self indulgent.
Posted by Jordan DeStaebler, a resident of another community, on Mar 6, 2013 at 9:07 am
This lawsuit is absolutely absurd. As stated earlier, NIMBYism at its worst. A waste of taxpayer money all around. Can hardly wait to be riding the CASHR down the Peninsula to more enlightened destinations.
Posted by voter and taxpayer, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, on Mar 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm
What is happening with HSR was not what the majority of voters approved. I am glad this lawsuit is in play. The project has become a boondoggle. There is no viable business plan, as required before construction can begin.
Those who want HSR at all costs seem willing to believe their desired end justifies any means to get there. That's a criminal attitude.
Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Apr 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm
Hmmmm. since it was sold on not requiring subsidies, I wonder what the HSR Authority will have to say? Not that it will be anything meaningfull, just more of their BS. But it will be interesting anyway.