For all those who have already seen this and know about it: Your
assignment is to send this document to everyone for whom you have an
email address. Actually, this assignment is for everyone who gets
This first rally MUST be a success. A show stopper! Do we give a
damn about this looming disaster or don't we?
Is there pent up anger and anxiety about the CHSRA plans for our
communities? Here is the opportunity to express your concerns by just
On Sunday, November 7th at 10:00am.
Get up out of your chair.
Call all your friends and neighbors and tell them about this.
Get your family together with you.
Get in your car (or Caltrain).
Drive to the Burlingame Train Station. Be there by 11:00am.
Let the world know that you're mad as hell and you're not going to
take it any longer!
We don't all have to agree on everything. But, we do agree that the
way this is going is very, very bad and we haven't been listened to.
Do you have any grievances with this government project? Do you object
to the mismanagement and corruption? Are you angry at the arrogance
of the rail authority and their indifference to your fear about what
they will do to your community?
Would you like the right to petition the government for the right to
redress those grievances? You're in luck. With this rally, they will
hear us. This is our right and our duty.
Do you need further justification?
Here it is:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
High Speed Rail-Peninsula Rail Engagement Project
A grassroots outreach group
Your "Go To" Source for Reliable Information on High Speed Rail
Contents <#LETTER.BLOCK25>MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Nov. 7 Rally in
Burlingame to Protest High Speed Rail <#LETTER.BLOCK39>High Speed Rail
CEO to Peninsula: No Tunnels <>Peninsula Cities Fear Property Value
Crash During Wait For High Speed Rail <>CA HSR Receives $902 Million
ON SUNDAY, NOV. 7, YOUR VOICE CAN BE LOUDER THAN THE NOISE FROM HIGH
JOIN RESIDENTS FROM BRISBANE TO GILROY AT 11 AM RALLY AT THE
BURLINGAME TRAIN STATION TO VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF HSR ON
OUR TOWNS, OUR STATE AND OUR LIVES
High Speed Boondoggle, a Bay Area-based advocacy group, will hold a
rally on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m to 12 noon (rain or shine) at the
Burlingame Train Station, located at the intersection of California
and Burlingame Avenues, to protest the community impacts and cost of
California's plan for High Speed Rail (HSR).
Please join our growing coalition of grass roots organizations in
sending a message to Sacramento that we're angry about the
mismanagement, inadequate planning and lack of credible projections
associated with this project, which stands to scar communities up and
down the state.
Burlingame Mayor Cathy Baylock and Environmental Lawyer and Lobbyist
Gary Patton will highlight cost concerns, as well as provide their
perspective on what the current plan means to communities along the
Caltrain corridor and elsewhere on the proposed route. Many voters are
unaware of changes that have been made to HSR since Proposition 1A
passed in Nov. 2008. For example, total construction costs have
already increased from $33 billion to $43 billion.
To view a KGO-TV news segment on "story poles" erected by the City of
Burlingame to show residents what an elevated HSR structure would look
like, click <"'"http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=no8b4ndab&et=1103825226044&s=489&e=001RWqTkeGieYdMVDah6vexxfDe_7q5_kyO5dZqul4oMxKrNOwSkLPr_HnnGLKdFxZ_j1Fz6o7GvJaFqJnX4CgaEiaxQ7jkLdI1Ow32sZPoAT4Vs2TtcIQ2KaDcSJ6v9E24mvB0p8GWTkysXkFX2c_U2pPwEfHnn95cDLXD2xxOLpcfbfsTqS8TSIBg
Many state legislators who control the purse strings to the current
plan believe there is little or no opposition. This is your
opportunity to prove them wrong!
To find out more, please email <mailto:highspeedboondoggle@...
High Speed Rail CEO to Peninsula: No Tunnels
The head of the California High Speed Rail Authority told officials
from San Mateo, Burlingame and Millbrae last week that due to diesel
freight trains, covered trenches were not possible for anything other
than very short stretches of track. Earlier this year, the Authority
told residents that covered trenches were a viable option. To read the
article, click <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=no8b4ndab&et=1103825226044&s=489&e=001RWqTkeGieYejmJewIA-vna70G98midbQ-xuEu3-eQHUsls5TTAitQSBVDDclLsxd816CdWCf2uCYD8cHSw5I6Xv5d4kVv4W5S-wOXzht2l55wuKXpXYQ57kK58c_7uKQseNBzaVmoI2zcc15GiexGA==
Peninsula Cities Fear Property Value Crash During Wait For High Speed
Property values along the Caltrain corridor are under greater threat
of depreciation because the San Francisco-to-San Jose segment is
unlikely to be built first, according to the Peninsula Cities
To read the article, click <"'"http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=no8b4ndab&et=1103825226044&s=489&e=001RWqTkeGieYeFxuIQxWOts_XtqSvbZ-ovkoxp3gNTm70I8MlnyJH6sCu1kdPFLqrN7xPE2gXVsSQFnb0irntMaO-HZKwn4ga6N-lXOTZy1cPYSHZ9bXt2nGz6EnaxPuX1dNVesKLcUGWwbSARJIaTG6URMdXCRyx8XxyTtXDf5hdMHe7HmtlPZB5G
HSR Receives Additional $902 Million, Boxer Says
California will receive $902 million, most of it for High Speed Rail
in the Central Valley, according to Sen. Barbara Boxer in a San Jose
Mercury News article. A formal announcement is expected Thursday.
To view the article, click <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=no8b4ndab&et=1103825226044&s=489&e=001RWqTkeGieYdKjp6qcQ9MEaagPekAI2ISwmelyZJhmZ6IpzrfLZ_34DY57jOIOUOtobFn5Olw3_pKUosy3zzSXXZMEchZur3Lvlz0h2tZrYyjWaWSUvPYyAcw81ohHVaJtKrHubrUPQy5r36l1vcjr84hCDNX_07_Qp8vco78TzRVbm1SRHMv-Q==
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