TONIGHT: Council takes up HSR, Cuesta tennis
Original post made on Jun 9, 2009
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on Jun 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm
I hope the city of Mountain View will consider joining with the Peninsula cities in the high speed rail coalition. All the cities that will be immediately and intimately and forever impacted by high speed rail need to be able to draw from a position of political strength - not necessarily because one size fits all for the ultimate high speed rail configuration, but rather to ENSURE that "one size fits all" is not imposed by the high speed rail authority. The CHSRA is clearly interested in ~any~ lowest cost implementation, with minimal regard for the econimic health and welfare of the communities, which is not an appropriate criteria. Lowest cost implementation can do some very scary, ugly and distressful things to our communities if we don't fight for what is right. Mountain View will be a host of high speed rail forever after, please ensure that you have the political voice to make sure they do right by Mountain View.
on Jun 9, 2009 at 2:44 pm
The best low-cost implementation would be to stop it in SJ and not destroy our neighborhoods like BART's elevated tracks did in Oakland.
Tranit planners wanted HSR to go to SJ via the Altamont Pass. Politicians want it on the Peninsula. Why?
on Jun 9, 2009 at 3:24 pm
It is my hope that our residents don't make a hasty decision to join a NIMBY movement. There is a very good reason why those cities don't want HSR, they've built their homes up against the tracks. We in Mtn. View on the other hand do not have that same issue, there's a lot of space. Don't let these other cities try to bully Mtn. View into joining their pity party.