Conflict of Interest Charges Cloud Councilman\'s Candidacy
Original post made by A Mendelson, Atherton: other, on Jun 27, 2010
It is a matter of public record that Councilman Carlson voted to sue the High Speed Rail Authority on environmental grounds.
Carlson\'s vote to spend taxpayer dollars to oppose high speed rail on environmental grounds is seen by many as a clear cut conflict of interest. This is due to the fact that the former mayor lives within a stone\'s throw of the right of way which High Speed Rail is proposed.
The City attorney has been asked to review this matter and a report is expected to be forthcoming soon.