Wondering why Atherton officials are opposing the California High Speed Rail initiative? The City Council is hosting a special study session meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, that promises to deliver knowledgeable testimony on the pros and cons of building a high-speed rail line connecting the Bay Area to Los Angeles via the Peninsula's Caltrain corridor.
A $9.95 billion bond measure to fund the initial stage of the massive project is on the November ballot as Proposition 1A. The council is hoping to provide valuable information to voters as well as hear public comments, said Vice Mayor Jerry Carlson.
The meeting will be held in the Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton.