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Viewpoint - March 21, 2012

Letter: Time for Menlo council to reject high-speed rail

The present stated position of Menlo Park saying, the city is in favor of high-speed rail "done right" should be revisited by the City Council and changed.

Palo Alto and Atherton are quite clear that they reject this project and Menlo Park should do likewise.

Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh clearly stated his city's position last week at the hearing held by state Sen. Joe Simitian in Mountain View.

Mayor Yeh said, "First, I would like to publicly reiterate that as of Dec. 19, 2011, the Palo Alto City Council has taken the position that California High-Speed Rail should be terminated because the current project is far too expensive, is not what the voters approved in 2008, and its business plan is fatally flawed and not credible."

It is time for the Menlo Park City Council to change its stated position and also reject outright the high-speed rail project.

Morris Brown

Stonepine Lane, Menlo Park