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Councils urge No vote on the high-speed rail

Original post made on Oct 1, 2008

Just vote no. That's the message from Menlo Park and Atherton city council members regarding Proposition 1A, the high-speed rail bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 1, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Voting against this is shortsighted indeed. If we never approved projects because they would impact us because of construction or aesthetics then 101 and 280 would never have been built.

Another reason to defeat Fergusson this November. Cline and Haywire, you're next.

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Posted by truth
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Another Boyle parasite with the same ideological garbage. Boyle spends his free time rewriting HSR brochures and passing them off as editorials.

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Posted by OldMan
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Oct 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Our city council is wasting our time & money. We should embrace the train, and work to have it come through Menlo in a way that works best for us.

NIMBY attitudes prevented BART from circling the bay. NIMBY attitudes on the HSR may mess it up as well.

If you live near the train tracks, you live with train noise and dust. I live near 101, I put up with 101 noise and dust. Will you vote to close 101 so I don't have to put up with it?

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Posted by truth
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 2, 2008 at 3:55 pm

I have yet to hear a single penny going out for this lawsuit. Wasting money? Try $10 billion dollars with failing financial institutions and a worsening economy. You gotta be kidding me.

Don't make this a train debate.

This is about getting HSR to provide details that matter to us. If 101 was to be expanded to twice its size and homes were in the way of that, I would hope our council would stand up and not sell out Menlo Park to regional interests the way Boyle has done.

You guys are a joke.