More CA High-Speed Rail Arrogance



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Following up on my post from this morning, in Bakersfield city planners have blasted the HSR Authorities draft EIR and how they have handled public comment.

The city report, written by Planning Director Jim Eggert, calls the draft review "poorly constructed," technically "indecipherable" to most people and dismissive of comments made by city staff in meetings with representatives of the rail authority.

Eggert's report says that the state review fails to specify which public and private properties would be affected by competing train route options. It also takes issue with the fact that only one written copy of the draft review was provided for all of metropolitan Bakersfield, an area populated by half a million people.

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