Archive for August, 2013

Earlier this month two Republican Assemblymembers requested an audit of the California High Speed Rail Authority’s land acquisition process in the Central Valley. As expected, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee denied their request today: Assemblymen Jim Patterson, of Fresno, and Frank Bigelow, of O’Neals, said they feared Central Valley landowners were being treated unfairly as […]

Aug 22nd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

A group of downtown Bakersfield businesses are planning to let the City Council know that they want a downtown HSR station – and that they’d ride the train several times a year if it were built: Downtown Business Association officials said Tuesday that they will speak to the Bakersfield City Council at its Sept. 11 […]

Aug 21st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

For those of you wondering what would happen the first business day after a Sacramento judge ruled that the 2011 financing plan violated Prop 1A, Governor Jerry Brown has a message: The ruling raises some questions about the plan, but “it did not stop anything,” the Democratic governor told reporters during a Lake Tahoe summit. […]

Aug 19th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Judge Michael Kenny made his long awaited ruling in the case brought by Central Valley high speed rail opponents – and it’s not good. Judge Kenny finds that the California High Speed Rail Authority violated Proposition 1A by not identifying all the funds needed to construct the Initial Operating Segment and by not getting all […]

Aug 16th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized