Frazier agrees with Speaker that HSRA should meet business plan deadline

Friday, January 26, 2018

Letter from Speaker Rendon

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, issued the following statement today in support of a letter Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon sent to the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA). The Speaker’s letter questions why the Authority will fail to meet a mandated deadline to submit a biennial business plan.

“Speaker Rendon’s letter asks legitimate questions. I’m eager to hear the Authority’s response regarding its interpretation of current law and its perceived authority to decide whether or not it will meet a state-mandated deadline. The deadline for the HSR business plan was established in order for the Legislature to have ample time to review the plan. Delaying this information and releasing the business plan during the Legislature’s busiest time of the year does not help the HSRA’s strategic goals. Nor does it allow the Legislature necessary time to thoroughly review and comment on the Authority’s proposed business plan.  Californians are counting on the Legislature to provide oversight of the HSRA. The Speaker’s letter is the first step toward that goal.”

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Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.

CONTACT: Andrew Bird (916) 319-2011

                        Andrew.Bird@asm.ca.gov