Get Ready For Their High-Speed Infomercial Sales Pitch
Original post made by Martin Engel, Menlo Park: Park Forest, on Aug 25, 2008
HIGH-SPEED RAIL STUDY SESSION
There will be a High-Speed Train Joint Study Session in city council chambers with the Menlo Park and Atherton City Councils. It will be Tuesday, September 9th at 5:30. I'm not certain of the time, so please check.
The City manager has already lined up Rod Diridon from the CHSRA to speak on behalf of this train.
Apparently he has trouble finding anyone to oppose it. I think he hasn't tried hard enough.
Please check your calendar now. If at all possible, be there on Tuesday night, Sept. 9th.
The City needs to hear from all of us about how we feel about this impending disaster to our taxes, our Menlo Park and our state of California.
At this time, it looks like there will be no AB3034 amending the high-speed train bond measure (although Sacramento is always full of surprises).
What does that mean? It means, regarding Prop. 1, no business plan, no independent review of their bookkeeping, no accountability, and no requirement for private investors or Public/Private Partnerships, and it will be "supported" by an invalid EIS/EIR.
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