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Contact your State Reps THIS WEEK to oppose HSR

Original post made by Parent, Charleston Gardens, on Jun 27, 2012

THE VOTE IS THIS WEEK. They will be deciding whether to release over $2 Billion in State bond funding to start high speed rail in the Central Valley.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jun 27, 2012 at 10:57 am

I would like to know why we aren't seeing the news coverage keepin up to date with the status of this issue in Sacramento? If its true that the vote is immenent, it seems our local new coverage could to a great service to the community by at least keeping us to date that these decisions are being made now.

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Posted by village fool
a resident of another community
on Jun 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

Parent - thank you for trying to raise attention to this issue.
If you have time, it will be great if you could elaborate as to the HSR environmental impacts? Population being affected?

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Posted by Danni
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

It's amazing that this project could proceed in spite of all the independent studies which warn us of it's flaws. And what about those safeguards and restrictions in the bond which were supposedly in place as protection when we were voting on it? Now we bypass the environmental studies as well? I'm calling (again) to register my opposition to HSR right now. I hope they're listening...

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Posted by Jan
a resident of another community
on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:31 am

So it seems that Rep Jerry Hill is still trying to keep HSR alive, trying to tie it in with CalTrain. Feels like trying to keep one foot in the door, in spite of the fact that most of us wouldn't vote in favor of HSR if the came on the ballot again. Jerry, how about focusing efforts on what your constituents are telling you now.

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Posted by unconvinced
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

It seems remote to me that a bullet train to SoCal could support itself, and apparently there independent studies which say the same thing. Cal Train isn't even making it. Californians are just not going to give up the auto or flying. I don't think we should put any more money into HSR right now in a panic for fear of losing federal funds.

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Posted by Wondering
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jun 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

Where is Liz Kniss on this contentious issue?