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News - October 13, 2010

Menlo votes 'no confidence' in high-speed rail

The rail authority can look forward to receiving yet another letter expressing "no confidence" in its handling of high-speed rail.

The Menlo Park City Council voted 3-1 on Oct. 5 to follow in Palo Alto's footsteps by formally expressing its dismay with the current state of the project and lack of collaboration by the rail authority.

Mayor Rich Cline said he and city staff have some editing to do, particularly of the sections on ridership projections and elevated tracks, but the letter will go out.

The solo dissenting vote came from Councilman John Boyle, who said the city was already taking action via lawsuits, and could find a more diplomatic way to criticize the rail authority.

• Go to is.gd/fUp3E (case-sensitive) to read about the new lawsuit filed against high-speed rail by Atherton, Menlo Park and Portola Valley.

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