The Citizens for California High Speed Rail Accountability (CCHSRA) is a grassroots, non-profit mutual benefit corporation formed by local residents of Kings County. The CCHSRA was formed to ensure the proposed California High Speed Rail Project does not adversely affect the economy, environment, or the quality of life for California's existing communities with a focus on Kings County. CCHSRA will accomplish this by working through public advocacy, litigation, and political action.
CCHSRA and its members have worked tirelessly with local officials and California State Legislators to understand the true impacts of the California High Speed Rail Project as it has been designed. The discussion of benefits received from this project are irrelevant when considered in the context of the process utilized to execute this project and the accumulated impacts upon the State of California, the Central Valley and more specifically Kings County. The impacts are economic, environmental and social, all of which are being ignored in a rush to feed the insatiable greed that flows through Sacramento.
Please help CCHSRA put a stop to the mismanagement of Sacramento by stopping the High-Speed Rail Boondoggle. Contributions made to CCHSRA will be used to hold the California High Speed Rail Authority ACCOUNTABLE. CCHSRA intends to do this through public advocacy, political action and litigation.
We need your help today to ensure that our communities are spared the expense and devastation of the California High Speed Rail Project.
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Proposition 1A Litigation
Kings County, John Tos and Aaron Fukuda have filed a taxpayer initiative lawsuit that claims that the California High Speed Rail Authority has violated Proposition 1A, which was the voter approved initiative in 2008 that established the foundation for the development of high-speed rail in California. The Authority is being represented by the California Attorney General, while Kings County, Tos and Fukuda are being represented by Mike Brady and a team of attorneys. The lawsuit claims that the under Proposition 1A, it is illegal to disperse funds to the high-speed rail project for the following reasons:
- The lack of electrification fails to meet the requirement that the system is a "Usable Section"
- The Authority cannot identify the necessary funding to complete high speed rail service between Merced and the San Fernando Valley.
- Environmental documentation for the alignments through the Central Valley have not been completed and sections are currently in litigation.
- Documentation provided by the Authority indicate that a trip between San Francisco and Los Angeles cannot be completed in 2 hours and 40 minutes.
- Completion of the high-speed rail system (Phase 1) is not slated until 2028 which is significantly longer that 2020, which was mandated in Proposition 1A.
- There are no provisions in Proposition 1A for phasing of the project, which is currently being proposed.
- Proposition 1A forbid subsidizing of the high-speed train system, however the case clearly has been proved that subsidies can be expected.
FOR A COPY OF THE LAWSUIT CLICK BELOW:
PROPOSITION 1A LAWSUIT
CCHSRA is seeking donations from the public to assist with this litigation effort. The statewide impact of this project will be significant. We ask that you donate to this process in hopes that we can restrict the Authority from accessing $6,000,000,000 of wasted money. Please see our DONATIONS page to send any contribution to this effort.
For specific information on key topics, please click on the links below:
Environmental Review Process (NEPA/CEQA and EIR/EIS)
Financial Risk Analysis
August 25, 2012 - CCHSRA Sponsored EIR/EIS Workshop
Please join CCHSRA for an informational workshop that will inform you on the latest progress of the project with an emphasis on the environmental review process. Attendees will learn about the impacts to the local community from a local perspective and learn how to participate in the environmental review process. Attendees will be given direction on how to create an effective EIR/EIS comment and how to communicate impacts and concerns to the High Speed Rail Authority. This event is sponsored and conducted by CCHSRA, the California High Speed Rail Authority WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING.
First Baptist Church
9125 13 1/2 Avenue
Hanford, California 93230
Time: 9:00 AM to Noon
August 25, 2012
August 28, 2012 - Hanford Public Hearing
Please Join CCHSRA members and Kings County residents in attending the California High Speed Rail Authority Public Hearing:
Hanford Fraternal Hall
August 28, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1015 North 10th Avenue
Hanford, California 93230