KINGS COUNTY (KCBS)— Central Valley farmers opposed to construction of California’s high-speed rail may face their last legal stop this week. Attorneys will petition the State Supreme Court to halt the rail plan dead in its tracks.
Plaintiff’s attorney Stuart Flashman said his clients want the rail plan stopped because they claim the state violated the terms of the voter-approved ballot measure back in 2008.
“One provision basically said that the High-Speed Rail Authority had to prepare a funding plan and present it to the legislature before they asked the legislature for money,” Flashman said.
He said he hopes the State Supreme Court justices overturn an earlier appeals court ruling, which basically said the state got it right and the rail system can move forward.