“In an earlier statement, I declared my opposition to the high speed rail routes proposed and still disagree with the routes. To date I have heard the numerous and overwhelming concerns raised by my communities. I share the serious concerns of my constituency as the four routes proposed not only severely impact urban areas of my district negatively, but could potentially devastate rural and natural lands.”
“After meeting with constituents, other stakeholders, and reviewing proposed routes, I have been made aware of the clear impacts to local businesses, properties, and overall quality of life. Additionally, many of my community’s questions still have gone unanswered, communities continue to remain frustrated with the process, and are still unclear as to their options or the next steps.
“To aide my district through this process, I plan to actively pursue several possibilities. I have directed staff to coordinate a meeting with the High Speed Rail Authority, the Administration, and to plan a community meeting to further hear the concerns of my District.”
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Assemblywoman Patty López represents the 39th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Arleta, North Hollywood, Mission Hills, Pacoima, San Fernando, Sunland, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Tujunga