Tonight: High-speed rail meeting in Menlo Park


There isn't any shortage of opinions in Menlo Park about the proposed California high-speed rail system. The city's residents will be invited to share those opinions with city officials at a meeting Tuesday, June 1, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Burgess Recreation Center.

The city is writing a letter to the California High-Speed Rail Authority, and is seeking input on which "alignments" the city should ask the rail agency to consider in building the high-speed rail line, planned to pass along the Caltrain corridor: whether the trains should run in a tunnel, a trench, at ground level, or on an elevated structure.

The recreation center is between Laurel and Alma streets, in the Civic Center complex. The meeting will be held in room 105.

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Posted by R.GORDON
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on May 28, 2010 at 5:30 pm

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This area is just so "MEETING HAPPY".........actually, all of them are called by the super rich on this issue who know eminent domain is their main obstacle which they cannot defeat if their property is chosen for the routing.
BUT......make no mistake. The HSR is going to happen no matter what, and it will be sooner than people think.
I just wish it would go throught the Stanford Medical expansion project. Or, as it is more aptly called, "a place for more foreign jobs and overrated reputation".
Today, people settle for less and that's what they get.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 28, 2010 at 9:18 pm

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Posted by R.GORDON
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on May 30, 2010 at 4:28 pm

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"Menlo Voter", as usual gets all excited.
I GUARANTEE anyone who has not seen the planning of what the HSR is really about, and want to feel the excitement that the future holds for our children and theirs, MUST go to the YOU TUBE site of CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED TRAINS and watch the complete explanation of what is going on with computer generated imagery done along with with how much money this will bring to California, the amount of jobs to construct, and maintain, and the comparison of differnent ways of avoiding tearing down trees and houses or whatever the older non progressives keep trying to block the progress.
It is INEVITABLE and most people know it.There is an equivalent of hours of computer film with experts and questions and answers accessible to each of you.
Do not panic. This is really exciting and will clue you in to how many people travel this corridor and how much more will into the future up to 2050.
It is obvious how FEW people have seen these films and they are not propoganda. They are FACTS. If you forget HSR and You Tube, just go to Wikipedia and it will direct you to an incredible experience which has, to date been hidden from you.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Mr. Gordon:

why would I want to go watch propaganda? Because that is all it is. You think it is the future? If it is, then we are all living in a state that will be bankrupt in the future. If HSR is built we will be supporting it with our tax dollars. Of course, that is decidely NOT what was sold to the voters.

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on May 31, 2010 at 8:03 am

To the "ostrich head in sand" opinionators who think like MENLO VOTER
who is obviously over 50 or 60 which is so RIGHT..he thinks anything that is informative is "propoganda"...very WWII John Wayne or even when all Asians were called "JAPS" and that TOKYO ROSE was just ONE person (she was an American Japanase going to UCLA when she was trapped to broadcast)exhonerated, BTW
ANY, history of propaganda lesson over, GO to YOUTUBE and, at least, look at the route the train would take before you vote against it.
The films were not created or produced by just ONE person.
IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND. I NEVER had seen the entire routing before seeing this film.
China will put up the money if we don't.....They might even pay for the rebuilding of the new STANFORD HOSPITAL which is not threatened by HSR....Doesn't matter anyway, because according to US NEWS REPORT, the hospital is not even listed in top ten, so traffic would not necessarily be affected.

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Posted by Khaki
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on Jun 1, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I saw the film and the computer graphics. It is damned impressive and really tells it all.
There is no need to worry except to get Califonia out of this mess with 150,00 plus jobs.
People here just squabble like they are going to lose money.
Try losing a leg and looking for work.

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