Posts Tagged ‘Central Valley’

That new ballot initiative we discussed on Sunday isn’t doing so well with the public. The opposition to the initiative tweeted out this morning polling results from FM 3 that found only 42% of voters back the initiative – typically a death sentence for any ballot initiative: New Poll: Water grab measure has weak support […]

Mar 15th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The right-wing proposal to steal the remaining high speed rail bond funds and put them toward building new reservoirs isn’t getting off to a great start. Last week a group of Central Valley farmers lined up to denounce the proposal as a raid on their water rights: They singled out for criticism a section that […]

Mar 13th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority yesterday unveiled its draft 2016 Business Plan – including the decision to move the Initial Operating Segment to Northern California. The highlights, as described in the plan’s executive summary: Funding – The funding authorized by the Governor and Legislature, by the federal government and the people of California is […]

Feb 19th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

You can almost hear Ralph Vartabedian screaming “I told you so! I told you so!” in his newest article about Parsons Brinckerhoff projecting a 5% cost increase in the Central Valley high speed rail project. In fact, that’s pretty much all the article is. Only in two paragraphs in the middle is there any actual […]

Feb 17th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized