Wednesday: Atherton may adopt resolution opposing high-speed rail project


The Atherton City Council will consider Wednesday a resolution putting the town government on record as opposing the California high-speed rail project as currently configured.

The stated reasons for the council's opposition include "heavy criticism" of the agency running the project, overly optimistic sources of funding for the project, and rising costs.

The agenda includes a multi-page letter to the California Congressional delegation and the Federal Railroad Administration.

The council meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 94 Ashfield Road in Atherton.

Click here for links to agendas and information on Aug. 18 meetings.

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Posted by Dan S.
a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Monkey See, Monkey Do! In this case the City of Orange and the City of Atherton. Good luck, the project already has lots of momentum and stopping it will be one heck of a feat.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Kill HSR and Kill it Now.

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Posted by dream on
a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm

DREAM ON!!! Because you nimbys will NEVER stop move

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 17, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Got news for you "dream on", people are starting to wake up to the load of BS they were sold for HSR. Many that voted for it are now wishing they hadn't, and wishing they could take their vote back. They are realizing what they were sold was a total crock and a boondoggle.

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Posted by JustAsking
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I agree with Menlo Voter and wish that the Menlo Park City Council would go on the record as opposing HSR, too.

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