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Rick Ciradella position on High Speed Rail

Original post made by a no vote for Rick, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Oct 8, 2008

(the following is taken from the Rick Ciradella for Council website)

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Posted by Mary
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Oct 8, 2008 at 10:03 pm

I live in Felton Gables, right near the tracks. I don't believe the person that posted the above information has read one of Richard's position papers recently. He did amend it, after what it seems, a great deal of work. He is against the proposition, in it's current form, and primarily because of the cost. I urge you to contact him directly or look at one of his position papers. His recent one was on an email. I WILL vote for Richard, he puts time and effort into a decision, and takes Menlo Park business very seriously.

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Posted by Martin Engel
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Oct 8, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Mr. Ciradella's comments are, by and large, thoughtful and he certainly takes the ominous financial issues into account. I commend him for this stand.

However, at the end of his lengthy statement he says: "We have to change this from "the worst thing that ever happened to our city" to "the best thing that ever happened to our city"."

With all due respect, I would be grateful to him if he addressed that last clause in greater and more specific detail; i.e., "the best thing that ever happened to our city." How does he see that happening in light of the projected plans of both Caltrain and the high speed train authority. I have been unable to conceive of that positive alternative despite my best efforts.