Government & Politics
1:13 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Fresno County Supervisors Vote To Oppose High Speed Rail

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Credit California High Speed Rail Authority

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors reversed course on Tuesday morning, voting to officially oppose California's controversial high speed rail project. 

The 3-2 vote comes just days after contractors working for the rail authority began demolishing buildings in Fresno to make way for the train. 

Since 2007, the county has officially held a position in support of the project, though in 2012 the supervisors sent a letter to the authority that was critical of the effort. 

The board also voted to file a legal brief in support of a Hanford farmer's suit against the rail authority.

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