News Updates

California Gubenatorial Debate May 8TH, 2018

GUBENATORIAL DEBATE MAY 8TH, 2018
Before you vote in the gubernatorial election, please watch this video of a candidate debate last night in northern California. The candidates are split along party lines. It’s hard to believe any would support high speed trains, but they do!!!
Link to HSR portion of debate: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/California-Gubernatorial-Debate_-High-Speed-Rail_Bay-Area-482129381.html

By |May 9th, 2018|HSR Information|

CHSRA Board Meeting – LA-4/17/2018

CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL BOARD MEETING LOS ANGELES APRIL 17, 2018

Cue points for public comment (approximate) by SAFE members:

Bill Eick 1:38:20
Kelly Decker 1:44:37
Cindy Bloom 1:46:26
Lynne Toby 1:48:48
Kit Paull 1:51:14

By |April 18th, 2018|HSR Information|

Comments needed for CHSRA Business Plan

Please submit your comments to the 2018 Draft Business plan (deadline is May 7):
Online comment form through the Draft 2018 Business Plan website at: http://hsr.ca.gov/About/Business_Plans/Draft_2018_Business_Plan_Comments.html

By email at: 2018businessplancomments@hsr.ca.gov

By U.S. mail to the Authority:
California High-Speed Rail Authority Attn: Draft 2018 Business Plan
770 L Street, Suite 620 MS-1
Sacramento, CA 95814

Voicemail comment at: (916) 384-9516

By |April 17th, 2018|From CHSRA, HSR Information|

Photos of SAFE Rally

Photos from High Speed Train Protest Rally on April 14, 2018 – THANKS TO THOSE WHO JOINED AND ARE SUPPORTING US!
More than 100 sign-waving residents and more than a dozen horses and riders attended today’s informative, intense and loud protest rally at Lake View Terrace Recreation Center. In addition, the following communities were represented with speaking roles, showing the strength of the UNITED FRONT: Sylmar, Kagel Canyon, Lake View Terrace, Sunland-Tujunga, Riverwood Ranch, La Tuna Canyon, Shadow Hills, Stonehurst and Pacoima. The two major themes were: first, the audacity and lack of respect shown by the high speed train Authority […]

By |April 16th, 2018|S.A.F.E. Updates|

SAFE Rally & Comments to CHSRA Business Plan

APRIL 14, 2018 RALLY VIDEO
AND COMMENT TO 2016 DRAFT BUSINESS PLAN SUBMITTED 5-7-2018

May 7, 2018

SUBJECT: SAFE COALITION COMMENTS ON 2018 BUSINESS PLAN – NOTE VIDEO SUBMITTAL TO BE VIEWED AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR SUBMITTAL –

Dear High Speed TRAIN Authority:
Given how much our communities have suffered and been damaged since August 14, 2014, when we were first “thrown under the train” by the “yellow banana,” we are pleased to be both involved enough and informed enough to provide enlightened and passionate feedback on the 2018 Business Plan. Since we have heard nothing form CHSRA since early 2016 due […]

By |April 15th, 2018|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to CHSRA, S.A.F.E. Updates|

Letters to Councilmember Rodriguez

Hundreds of Protest Letters Delivered To Councilmember Monica Rodriguez
Nine months into Councilmember Rodriguez’ first term, and less than two weeks after she and her staff snubbed all communities threatened by the high-speed train meeting by NOT attending the Unity Meeting held at All Nations Church, members of the SAFE Coalition delivered more than 225 signed letters and a petition signed by an additional 70+ residents from every community in the northeast San Fernando Valley to CD7 field offices in Pacoima, Sylmar and Sunland-Tujunga. The residents’ letters and petition call for the Councilmember to work with the SAFE Coalition in a […]

By |April 1st, 2018|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to Elected Officials|

Letter to SFV Elected Officals from Dave DePinto

March 29, 2018
SENT TO ALL ELECTEDS AND THE MEDIA VIA EMAIL

Dear all NE San Fernando Valley Elected Officials:

As you know, our communities have been requesting a high speed train board meeting in the NE San Fernando Valley since 2015 when the meeting proposed here was moved to downtown LA on a work day at the last minute by the CHSRA board. It’s now three years later and there still has not been a board meeting here or an opportunity for our communities, for you and for the high speed train board to face one another publicly.

As the 2018 Business Plan […]

By |March 29th, 2018|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to Elected Officials|

Letter to Councilmember Rodriguez from Dave DePinto

March 23, 2018
LETTER FROM DAVE DEPINTO IN RESPONSE TO COUNCILWOMAN MONICA RODRIQUEZ’S LETTER REGARDING THE 200+ LETTERS PERSONALLY DELIVERED TO HER OFFICE

Some people are receiving written responses from you to the letters they submitted to your office calling for greater action and responsiveness to constituents on the high-speed train issue. Many of these letters were submitted at the large Unity Meeting which you failed to attend. We question why you continue your misinformation campaign and hope you realize you lack credibility at this time on this issue. A weak letter like yours, full of […]

By |March 23rd, 2018|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to Elected Officials|

Sylmar Neighborhood Council opposes all HSR routes

March 22, 2018
Sylmar Neighborhood Council Emphatically Joins High Speed Train Opposition

At tonight’s Sylmar Neighorhood Council meeting, four different motions were overwhelmingly passed affirming Sylmar’s opposition to high speed trains throughout the region and their desire to work closely with the SAFE Coalition. In addition to opposing routes E1, E2 and SR14 as part of a formal comment submission on the currently pending 2018 Business Plan, the Council voted to request a CHSRA board meeting in the NE San Fernando Valley, to designate several representatives to participate in ongoing SAFE Coalition meetings, and to submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) calling […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|S.A.F.E. Updates|

Letter to Councilmember Rodriguez from Dave DePinto-3/14/18

March 14, 2018

Dear Councilmember Rodriguez and Staff:

Now that you’ve recently received more than 300 additional written requests from informed residents that you meet with the SAFE Coalition to work together on high speed train strategy and action, we are following up to request you propose several meeting dates and times without further delay that would be convenient for you, and then we’ll work to ensure members of the SAFE Coalition leadership group be available as well. We will also let all the people who submitted those letters know of your response.

With the 2018 Business Plan public review period underway, and […]

By |March 14th, 2018|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to Elected Officials|