High Speed Rail Opponents Appeal to California Supreme Court
The Kings County Board of Supervisors, one of three plaintiffs in the court case against the California High Speed Rail Authority that the Appeals Court three-judge panel decided on July 31, "unanimously voted at least week's meeting to approve a Supreme Court appeal," writes Tim Sheehan of The Fresno Bee. The other litigants agreed as well.
"Essentially, there is much at stake for Kings County and for all taxpayers so it is worth the added effort to make sure the opinion is correct and, if not, get it corrected," Kings County Counsel Colleen Carlson said.
By my counting, we may expect the appeals court to decide on the requisite petition by the end of this month, and if they deny it, from the Supreme court by my mid-November.
Joining the county in its CEQA challenge are the Kings County Farm Bureau and Citizens for California High-Speed Rail Accountability, a grass-roots opposition group of which Fukuda is a co-chairman.