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In high-speed rail lawsuit, Menlo Park resident seeks clarity

Original post made on Aug 28, 2009

Menlo Park resident Russ Peterson has had a lot of mud thrown at him recently in blogs on the high-speed rail issue, he says, since his name emerged as the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Aug. 11 over the proposed California high-speed rail system.

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Aug 28, 2009 at 1:56 am

So Mr. Peterson advocated for HSR until he found out that it'd come thru his backyard? And now he is against it and he is exploiting the "freight issue" / legal process to force the route back to the east?

When if the route come east, it comes thru MY backyard. There are 90+ Menlo Park properties directly adjacent to the east route rail track, versus 50 something in the current El Camino route.

I think the Menlo Park residents along the east rail track route should file a law suit against Mr. Peterson, and against the Menlo Park City Council for that matter.

Someone should also hold the City Council responsible. Why are they filing the law suit to try to move the route east, WITHOUT consulting the people who live along the east route?


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Posted by Grandpa Ira
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Aug 28, 2009 at 10:31 am

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, Paul. Menlo Park has about as much of a shot of getting the route shifted from Pacheco to Altamont as I do of winning the Miss Universe pagent.

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