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Fighting high-speed rail

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webmaster | 04/13/13

The Madera County Board of Supervisors recently bailed out on the lawsuit against the California High-Speed Rail Authority. I’m so disappointed in these boys. Our rookie supervisor, Manuel Nevarez, teamed with supervisors Max Rodriguez and Tom Wheeler voting to withdraw our county from the proceedings.

This is not surprising since Nevarez owes his seat to Gov. Jerry Brown, a big supporter of HSR. I’m sure Brown fantasizes about seeing his name on the dedication plaque for this massive project, hoping it will be his lasting legacy.

Supervisor Rick Farinelli has vowed to continue to fight the project at every turn. Supervisor David Rogers is also opposed to the destruction of farmland needed to build this boondoggle.

Our leaders are throwing in the towel on opposing what promises to be a nightmare for Madera. The cities of Madera and Chowchilla will be ripped in two. The effects will be devastating. Before the rails are laid, the pylons under them will be covered by graffiti-gang curses...


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