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Menlo Park joins high-speed-rail lawsuit

Original post made on Sep 22, 2010

Mountain View's neighbors to the north are teaming up against the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday (Sept. 21) to join neighboring cities in a lawsuit against the rail authority. Menlo Park Councilman Andy Cohen recused himself due to a conflict of interest.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 10:09 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by steve, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Go Menlo Park! Anything to stop this complete and utter abomination and waste of tax payers dollars

Posted by Konrad M. Sosnow, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm

High Speed Rail be be the way to go. However, the decision should be based on realistic rider projections and costs, including inflation. For Peninsula residents, the potential impact on our cities is huge. The HSR Authority is going full speed ahead without adequately considered these issues. Mountain View, and all other affected cities should band together as a group to compel a re-evaluation.

Posted by KD, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 22, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Stop the HSR! A total waste! I garantee a project of this magnitude will
a) Go WAY over budget
b) Take WAY longer to complete
c) NOT add value to time and cost savings for traveler
d) Impact the environment in a capacity much bigger than any reports will tell you
e) Be way noisier, life impacting, housing value impacting on everyone in the penisula.

Worst idea ever.

Posted by eric, a resident of another community
on Sep 23, 2010 at 9:50 am

HSR is going to happen or not, without regard to this lawsuit. The result---IF it goes-- will be MP and PA get what they want, and MV will get screwed by our passive council.

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