BART Fight Is On

Silicon Valley opposes a mandated fee while Assemblyman looks to annexation in BART extension to San Jose.

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August 18, 2000, 8:30 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


"Assemblyman Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch, is playing hardballwith powerful Silicon Valley officials seeking to mortally wound a bill that mandates a buy-in fee to extend BART to San Jose.To counteract Santa Clara's offensive, Torlakson is looking at a California Public Utilities Commission annexation code that, if used, would result in a $3 billion buy-in fee and annual BART property taxes for the county's nearly 2 million residents."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Friday, August 18, 2000 in Contra Costa Times-Walnut Creek

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