Redwood City Calls For “Collaboration, Not Confrontation”
The Redwood City City Council indicated Monday it has no plans to join three Peninsula cities in a new lawsuit against the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
Council members said they have concerns about the ambitious, $43 billion rail project which will bisect the city, but several of them used the phrase “collaboration, not confrontation” when describing their strategy for convincing the authority to dig a trench for the bullet trains instead of running them above ground.
It is very encouraging to see Redwood City embracing “collaboration, not confrontation” in dealing with the HSR project, especially since the city has not been entirely pleased with the proposals they’ve seen. But they’ve chosen to work this out sensibly, instead of wasting precious and scarce taxpayer money on yet another lawsuit that Burlingame was advised had little chance of success.
PS: State Senator Joe Simitian (SD-11) is hosting a series of town hall events in his district, beginning tonight in Los Altos at 6PM. Click here for more information.