Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fresno County rejects high-speed rail project

From the Fresno Bee today:

Fresno County supervisors vote to oppose high-speed rail

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday reversed its position on California's proposed high-speed rail program, voting 3-2 to oppose the project.

Supervisors Andreas Borgeas, Debbie Poochigian and Phil Larson supported Poochigian's motion to oppose California's bullet-train plans. Supervisors Judy Case McNairy and Henry R. Perea voted against the motion.

The action rescinds and revokes the county's earlier votes to support high-speed rail, and also advocates that the state Legislature place the issue back on a ballot.

The board also voted along the same 3-2 lines to support Borgeas' motion to file an amicus brief in the Kings County lawsuit against high-speed rail.

Kathy Hamilton has more details on today's vote.

More from Cal Watchdog.com

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/07/29/4045777/fresno-county-supervisors-vote.html?sp=/99/217/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy



At 5:04 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

From the Maddy Institute, with an inaccurate headline:

"The Fresno County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday switched tracks in its position on California’s proposed high-speed rail project, voting 3-2 to oppose it. The vote aligns Fresno County with other San Joaquin Valley counties that have taken formal positions opposing the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s plans. Madera, Merced, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties are on record with opposition resolutions, and Kings and Kern are going to court with the rail authority."

Not surprising that there was no mention of this development in the Chronicle or the Examiner.

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile in sanity land



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