HSR: Vote of no confidence will be sent

The California High-Speed Rail Authority announced Thursday it

As expected Monday, the Gilroy City Council decided to send
a

vote of no confidence

to the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
As expected Monday, the Gilroy City Council decided to send a “vote of no confidence” to the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

A vote of no confidence would show the City Council does not support HSRA policies.

The result of the Monday Council meeting was a 4-3 resolution, with councilmembers Cat Tucker, Dion Bracco, Bob Dillon and Craig Gartman voting in favor and Perry Woodward, Peter Arellano, and Mayor Al Pinheiro voting against the vote.

Expected to begin full operation in 2020, the $45-billion, 800-mile system is slated to have routes from Sacramento to San Diego with connections to the Bay Area and a major stop in Gilroy. The HSRA has narrowed the options for the rail line running through Gilroy. It will either be aligning with the current Union Pacific tracks and run through the downtown corridor or cut through the rural area east of U.S. 101. A combination of the two routes is also possible.

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