CARRD sent a letter to the California High Speed Rail Authority Board and Chairman today outlining our legal concerns on two important issues: the Initial Construction Segment and the Funding Plan. We are wary of intent to build an Initial Construction Segment (ICS) that does not specifically have an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) associated with […]
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CARRD received a copy of a memo written by former High Speed Rail Authority board member Judge Quentin Kopp to CEO Roelof van Ark detailing his reasons for recommending that the Authority fire Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. The full memo can be viewed here: Kopp April 1, 2011 – Letter Ogilvy The five year contract […]
On Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 from 3-5pm there was a meeting between the so called San Mateo County Rail Corridor Partnership and Mr. Van Ark of the California High Speed Rail Authority. NEW** April 25th, 2011 – Here is a copy of the DRAFT Agenda of this meeting which shows attendees This meeting was closed […]
**See Updates below** CARRD has written a letter to various agencies (Santa Clara VTA Board Members, LAFCO Board Members, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors) and the City of Gilroy leaders regarding the Gilroy station alternatives. Our letter on this issue and supporting documents area available here. At the VTA board meeting held on March […]
Legislative Counsel issues legal opinion: Two California High Speed Rail Authority members have a Conflict of Interest In a letter dated April 23rd, 2010, Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine (state legislature’s lawyer) sent a letter to Secretary of the Senate Gregory Schmidt, indicating that there are two current members of the board of the California High […]
The City of Palo Alto is hosting a community meeting on HSR on Thursday, April 1st at 7PM in City Council Chambers at 250 Hamilton Street. They will provide a background of the project, explain the timelines involved and review how to provide a public comment.