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In August 2008, the cities of Menlo Park and Atherton joined forces with the Planning and Conservation League and TRANSDEF to file the first frivolous lawsuit against the California High Speed Rail project. They cited the California Environmental Quality Act as the basis for their suit, but their objections had nothing to do with environmental […]

Feb 28th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

I thought this was a rather amusing story: With a few members declaring themselves unimpressed with the return on their investment in lobbyist Ravi Mehta’s Capitol Advocates firm, the Menlo Park City Council voted 3-1 to terminate his $5,000 a month contract. The city hired the firm in 2010 to help with high-speed rail. Although […]

Dec 12th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Having been beaten at the ballot box in 2008 and in the state legislature in 2012, California high speed rail opponents are now hoping to have better success in court: Lawsuits are also rolling forward on the individual level. Menlo Park attorney Michael Brady said he filed an amended complaint against the rail authority and […]

Jul 19th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Since at least 2008, Peninsula NIMBYs have seen their salvation in the Altamont Pass alignment. The logic here is that by crossing the bay at Dumbarton, and somehow getting out toward the Tri-Valley area and crossing into the Central Valley at Altamont instead of at Pacheco Pass, there won’t be any high speed trains at […]

Apr 23rd, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized