Public Support
Elected Officials

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Sen. Robert Hertzberg

10/9/18 – "…After careful deliberation and listening to the concerns raised by my constituents in the San Fernando Valley, I write to express my opposition to the construction of any at- or above-ground route regarding the Palmdale to Burbank project section of High-Speed Rail…”

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Nury Martinez, CD6, LA City Council President

10-9-18 LA City Council Motion stating that route SR14 should be underground through the Sun Valley area.

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Congressman Tony Cardenas, 29th Congressional District 

1-12-18 Letter to CHSRA Chairman Dan Richard encouraging that the chosen route be the least disruptive by keeping it underground

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Monica Rodriguez, CD7, LA City Council

11-11-17 - Letter to Dan Richard, Chairman of the CHSRA requesting an alternative alignment for the Palmdale to Burbank route. The financial resource savings would go to improving the Metrolink (Antelope Valley Line), avoiding the high cost problems of tunneling through the San Gabriel National Monument, thereby preserving the open spaces, homes and ranches of the San Fernando Valley.

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Kathryn Barger, LA County Supervisor District 5

11-14-17 -  Letter to Dan Richard, Chairman of the CHSRA, "I join with my colleague Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez in my concern regarding the current proposed routes.” Both of these elected officials are encouraging CHSRA to include an alternate alignment from Palmdale to Burbank that precludes the need to go through the Angeles National Forest, because “These communities and the Angeles National Forest are vital resources within Los Angeles County and must be protected."

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Assemblyman Bocanegra and Senators Portantino and Hertzberg

6-1-17 - California Assemblymember Bocanegra and Senators Portantino and Hertzberg recommend that CHSRA’s proposed E2 route be eliminated from consideration as…”The impact of this above and below ground route on our respective communities is not acceptable to any of us.”

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LA County Board of Supervisors (All 5 Supervisors)

6-1-16 - Letter to Dan Richard, Chair of the CHSRA opposing Route E2

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Paul Krekorian, CD2, LA City Council

9-21-16 - LA City Council Motion demanding cost recovery for an impact study to the Sun Valley area 

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LA County Supvs. Antonovich & Kuehl, LA City Councilman Fuentes, CD 7

6-2-15 - Letter to Dan Richard, Chair of  CHSRA urging upfront geotechnical studies

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LA County Supv. Antonovich, District 5

1-2015 - Remarks presented to the CHSRA Board

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LA County Supv. Antonovich, District 5

9-12-14 - Letter to Mark McLoughlin of CHSRA requesting that they respect concerns of affected communities

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LA County Supv. Antonovich, District 5

4-8-14 - Comment letter on 2014 Business Plan. Not really supporting communities, but supporting a tunneled route

Organizations

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Kathryn Phillips, Sierra Club California

8-23-14 - In LA Times article on the High Speed Rail route through the Angeles National Forest: “The environmental impacts would be enormous,” said Kathryn Phillips, director of Sierra Club California, which generally supports the high-speed rail project. “Going through a national forest isn’t going to sit well with my members.”

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San Gabriel Mountains Forever

San Gabriel Mountains Forever (SGMF) voted on July 8, 2015 to oppose the proposed East Corridor Routes of the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section of the California High Speed Rail.

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Santa Susana Mountain Park Association

2-6-15:  Letter to Mark McLoughlin of CHSRA regarding environmental concerns.

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LA Equine Advisory Committee

1-26-15 -  The LA Equine Advisory Committee, whose appointees serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council, voted unanimously to call for the elimination of the proposed “East Corridor” high speed rail alternatives from further consideration citing the potential damage, to residents, horse properties, equestrian and recreational trails, and the equestrian culture and industry.

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Letter from The Federation of Hillside and Canyon Associations, Inc. 

Letter urging CHSRA to abandon the E2 corridor route

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