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Chowchilla City Council supports Calif. High-Speed Rail limit bill

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Measure would reduce debt authorized for HSR Project

The Chowchilla City Council has voted to support Assembly Bill 1455, designed to stop the proposed California High-Speed Rail project.

The vote on Tuesday was taken to keep more money from being spent, beyond that which is contracted to Jan. 1, 2013.

Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, R-Dana Point, represents several communities in Orange and San Diego counties. Her bill would reduce the amount of general obligation debt authorized for high-speed rail purposes pursuant to the “Safe, Reliable High Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century,” or Prop. 1A.

Voters approved Prop. 1A in November 2008, providing for a $9.95 billion bond to fund high-speed rail from San Francisco to San Diego, but the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) business plan has come under heavy criticism as not in keeping with what voters approved in 2008...


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